Los Angeles: Actor Tom Hardy is set to star in a new historical drama 'Taboo'.
Cable television channel Fx network will be producing the new series. Set in 1813, it is based on an adventurer called James Keziah Delaney, to be played by Hardy, reports contactmusic.com.
The series hails from Ridley Scott and 'World War Z' scribe Steven Knight and is the first project to come from Hardy's production company Hardy Son & Baker.
Eight episodes will go into production with a premiere date eyed for 2016.