Watch the Always-Badass Tom Hardy in the Intense First Trailer for ‘Taboo’

It’s a family affair.

Two silver screen powerhouses and teaming up to bring the period drama Taboo to your TV screen: Ridley Scott is directing Tom Hardy in a miniseries based on an idea the actor cooked up with his dad.

Hardy plays James Keziah Delaney, a British shipping heir believed dead who returns to England from Africa to stake his claim on his father’s empire. The official synopsis from FX continues: “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.”

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We don’t have an official premiere date for the eight episode “event” yet, but it’s expected to show up sometime in 2017. For now, you can watch the trailer here:

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