Taboo season 2 will start production at end of 2023

Steven Knight has a lot on his plate these days. While Peaky Blinders has concluded, work continues on the crime drama’s spin-off film, as well as Knight’s recently announced ska and two-tone music drama set in Birmingham.

That doesn’t mean one of his other projects, which has been in the works since 2017, has been abandoned – in fact, we’ve just received a new update on the long-awaited Taboo season 2.

As previously reported by Broadcast, Knight attended the Creative Cities Convention in Digbeth, Birmingham, where he confirmed that he will meet with the show’s star and co-creator, Tom Hardy, this week to discuss where the series will go next.

Knight said: “I imagine that it will start production towards the end of next year. [Tom and I] are both keen to continue and there are lots of people who want us to continue in that direction. It’s been a question of schedules and deciding where it goes next.”

A 2023 start date could mean that we’ll see the new season in 2024, so here’s hoping the long wait for more Taboo is finally coming to an end.

The first season of Taboo, which explored the dark side of 19th century London and co-starred Jessie Buckley, Oona Chaplin and Stephen Graham amongst others, was a hit with audiences and critics alike.

However, little has been heard since about the second season, which was commissioned over five years ago in March 2017.

Hardy did give an update on the series’ continuation last year, calling it “really, really important” to him, and saying that “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.

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