‘Taboo’ update: When does Season 2 start filming?

Fans of Taboo still have a long wait ahead for the next season.

Created by Peaky Blinders writer Steven Knight with actor Tom Hardy and his father, Chips Hardy, the BBC’s dark period drama series launched nearly two and a half years ago.

A second season of 8 one-hour episodes was officially confirmed back in March 2017, but Taboo won’t be back on our screens for quite a while.

The show’s writer, Steven Knight, has told Collider that scripts for Season 2 are “almost” finished.

However, due to Tom Hardy’s busy schedule, filming isn’t expected to start until at least the end of the year or early 2020.

If you’re looking for some more positive Taboo news, Knight did reveal plans for a third season.

He commented: “If we all stick with it and we all want to keep doing it, it would be three [seasons]. That’s my plan.”

Set in 1814, the first season followed James Keziah Delaney (Tom Hardy), a man who has been to the ends of the earth and comes back irrevocably changed.

Believed to be long dead, he returned home to London from Africa to inherit what is left of his father’s shipping empire and rebuild a life for himself. However, a dark family mystery soon unfolded, and Delaney found himself encircled by conspiracy, murder and betrayal.

Season 2 will air on BBC One in the UK and on FX in the USA in 2020.

The makers of Taboo are also adapting Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol for BBC One this Christmas.

The first season of Taboo is available on DVD on Amazon.