Michael Kelly, Jonathan Pryce, Oona Chaplin Join FX’s Tom Hardy Drama ‘Taboo’

Michael Kelly, Jonathan Pryce, Oona Chaplin and David Hayman have joined Tom Hardy in the cast of the FX/BBC limited series “Taboo,” which begins filming in London this week.

The eight-episode drama revolves around a man who returns to 1814 London after 10 years in Africa to find he’s been left a mysterious legacy  by his father that puts him in a face-off agains the powerful East India Company. The series is derived from an original story by Hardy and his father Chips Hardy. Chips Hardy is a consulting producer.

Steven Knight (“Peaky Blinders”) created the series, to be directed by Kristoffer Nyholm.

Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Prods. and Hardy’s Hardy Son & Baker are producing for BBC and FX. Knight, Scott, Hardy and Scott Free’s Kate Crowe, Hardy Son’s Dean Baker and Timothy Bricknell.

(Pictured: Michael Kelly)

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