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It’s been more than two-and-a-half years since the first season of Taboo ended, and there’s still no sign of a second. So it’s great to get an update on the show’s status from John Landgraf, Chairman of the show’s U.S. network FX.

And basically… it all depends on star and co-creator Tom Hardy, who devised Taboo with his father Chips Hardy and Peaky Blinders‘ mastermind Steven Knight.

“I can’t even tell you how many conversations we’ve had but we literally talked to (Knight) about it yesterday,” Landgraf told Deadline. “He has an idea for a potential second and a potential third season of Taboo. It really just comes down to Tom; it comes down to what Tom wants to do, when he wants to do it, when he is available.”

The Chairman then continued, candidly: “I could see both those seasons getting made and relatively soon, and I could see neither of those seasons getting made.”

Landgraf also said that he and the creative team are “talking about” the possibility of making a new season which would still feature Hardy’s character James Delaney, but not “at the very center” of the action.

However, he then added: “[Tom] seems very emotionally, very committed to this character, though, and very committed to this show. And Steven is still passionate and wants to write it, but it comes down to Tom’s availability.”

Obviously Tom Hardy’s schedule is already pretty packed, especially now that Venom 2 is moving forward with new director Andy Serkis, so we’ll just have to keep our fingers crossed and watch this space.

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Filed Under: Steven Knight, Tom Hardy
By Nick Levine