Taboo (2017)

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James Keziah Delaney 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.


  • Genre: Action, Drama
  • Rating: 8.8 (32 votes)
  • Runtime: 55 minutes
  • Status: Continuing
  • Years: 2017 - 2017
  • Episodes per season: 8
  • Network: BBC One


Taboo (2017) - season 1

Season 1 (2017)

Rating: 8.9

Characters and Actors

Tom Hardy as James Keziah Delaney in Taboo (2017)

James Keziah Delaney

Actor: Tom Hardy
Also in: Peaky Blinders, Band of Brothers
Jessie Buckley as Lorna Bow in Taboo (2017)

Lorna Bow

Actor: Jessie Buckley
Nicholas Woodeson as Robert Thoyt in Taboo (2017)

Robert Thoyt

Actor: Nicholas Woodeson
Also in: Rome
Tom Hollander as George Cholmondeley in Taboo (2017)

George Cholmondeley

Actor: Tom Hollander
Richard Dixon as Edmund Pettifer in Taboo (2017)

Edmund Pettifer

Actor: Richard Dixon
Jefferson Hall as Thorne Geary in Taboo (2017)

Thorne Geary

Actor: Jefferson Hall
Also in: Vikings
Jason Watkins as Solomon Coop in Taboo (2017)

Solomon Coop

Actor: Jason Watkins
Edward Hogg as Michael 'Godders' Godfrey in Taboo (2017)

Michael 'Godders' Godfrey

Actor: Edward Hogg
Tallulah Rose Haddon as Pearl in Taboo (2017)


Actor: Tallulah Rose Haddon
Danny Ligairi as Martinez in Taboo (2017)


Actor: Danny Ligairi
Louis Ashbourne Serkis as Robert in Taboo (2017)


Actor: Louis Ashbourne Serkis
Ruby-May Martinwood as Winter in Taboo (2017)


Actor: Ruby-May Martinwood
Marina Hands as Countess Musgrove in Taboo (2017)

Countess Musgrove

Actor: Marina Hands
Leo Bill as Benjamin Wilton in Taboo (2017)

Benjamin Wilton

Actor: Leo Bill
Oona Chaplin as Zilpha Geary in Taboo (2017)

Zilpha Geary

Actor: Oona Chaplin
Also in: Game of Thrones, Black Mirror
Mark Gatiss as Prince Regent George in Taboo (2017)

Prince Regent George

Actor: Mark Gatiss
Also in: Sherlock
Franka Potente as Helga in Taboo (2017)


Actor: Franka Potente
Stephen Graham as Atticus in Taboo (2017)


Actor: Stephen Graham
Also in: Boardwalk Empire
David Hayman as Brace in Taboo (2017)


Actor: David Hayman
Michael Kelly as Edgar Dumbarton in Taboo (2017)

Edgar Dumbarton

Actor: Michael Kelly
Also in: House of Cards (US), Black Mirror
Jonathan Pryce as Stuart Strange in Taboo (2017)

Stuart Strange

Actor: Jonathan Pryce
Also in: Game of Thrones