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Taboo writer Steven Knight has revealed that he has nearly nearly finished writing the second series, and that production could start at the end of the year.
The period drama starring Tom Hardy (who co-created the show alongside his father Chips) became a hit when it premiered in 2017. Hardy later confirmed that the show would return for an “explosive” new series, before Peaky Blinders writer Knight said that shooting would start in early 2018.
After that failed to materialise, Knight has now told Collider that the sequel for James Delaney is “almost completed” and should go into production in late 2019 or early 2020.
“If we all stick with it and we all want to keep doing it, it would be three [seasons],” said Knight. “That’s my plan. Because I’ve got a geographical sort of route for the thing to take. It’s basically a journey west. I have a destination in mind, which is always nice to have if you’re setting off on this big journey, which is what writing three eight-hours is. It’s good to know where you’re headed.”
“In my mind, explosive stuff is going to happen, which will be great, should it happen,” said Knight back in 2017. “There’s a great destination for it, but I don’t know if we’re in a position to talk about the actual details of it.”
Hardy then added: “We’re onto the next stage. The key really is Colonnade. When he says, ‘We are Americans’, James is very ambiguous with how much information he’s going to give. In his mind, you will know when the time is right.”
It was reported that Hardy ‘lost £2million’ while making Taboo series one.
Meanwhile, progress is currently well underway with shooting Peaky Blinders series five, and is set to air later this year.