Currently, progress on the 2017 BBC drama is on hold due to Hardy’s current work schedule, however, the actor still teased his ideas for the future of his character, the mysterious James Keziah Delaney in early 19th-century London.
Speaking in an interview with Esquire Magazine, Hardy said:
“The second season of Taboo is really, really important to me, and it’s taken a lot of thinking, because I really enjoyed the first one and I want to be really fulfilled by the second one,”
The actor, who co-created the series with his father Chips Hardy and Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight, teased a number of crazy possibilities for the future of his character.
“We’re still playing with ideas: you could go linear, a continuation of time, or we could drop prior to London, or we could quantum-leap through time! I don’t know whether to go orthodox – there’s a series of that already written – but I don’t know if that’s the right way to go,”
“In my head I was thinking, ‘Let’s say they get to America, they get to Canada, fast-forward to 1968, the Tet Offensive, the Vietnam War, look at the CIA, the Viet Cong, the French in Saigon….”
“Take the Delaney family tree out in the jungle, and recreate the same family dynamics that were happening in London but with new people, thinking about how history and corruption repeats itself. It’s still Taboo, it’s still period, but it’s the Sixties. There’s something fun about that.”
“Or do we go back to the 1800s? The Napoleonic Wars? The American War of Independence?’ But nothing’s crossed my heart and mind and desk where I’ve gone ‘That’s it!’ so I’m hanging fire.”
Next up, the actor will be reprising his role as Eddie Brock/Venom in Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Hardy is set to receive his debut story credit on the film, which is directed by Andy Serkis and stars Woody Harrelson and Stephen Graham.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage will be released next month, and we’ll update you with all Taboo news as and when we find out.