Who knew when Tom Hardy played Shinzon in Star Trek Nemesis that he’d soon be one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actors? Well, he is, and the actor has locked in a few major upcoming projects. In production now is Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan’s World War II drama about the British evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940, with Hardy co-starring alongside recent Oscar winner Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh and Harry Styles from the band One Direction. Hardy previously collaborated with Nolan on Inception and The Dark Knight Rises.
Taboo, an 8-episode series that will debut on FX in 2017, finds Hardy wearing both star and producer hats. It’s based on an original story Hardy devised with his father, Edward “Chips” Hardy, who will serve as a consulting producer. Here’s the synopsis from FX:
Set in 1814, Taboo follows James Keziah Delaney (Hardy), a man who has been to the ends of the earth and comes back irrevocably changed. Believed to be long dead, he returns home to London from Africa to inherit what is left of his father’s shipping empire and rebuild a life for himself. But his father’s legacy is a poisoned chalice, and with enemies lurking in every dark corner, James must navigate increasingly complex territories to avoid his own death sentence. Encircled by conspiracy, murder, and betrayal, a dark family mystery unfolds in a combustible tale of love and treachery.And there’s more. Hardy will also reprise his role as the troublesome Alfie Solomons on the upcoming third season of the British gangster series Peaky Blinders. The show stars Hardy’s frequent co-star, Cillian Murphy. Fans in the UK are currently on episode three, while in the U.S., the six-episode season will be available to stream on Netflix on May 31.
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