We weren't too blown away with the opening episode of Taboo last week, but look, it's got Tom Hardy as the lead, so we'll definitely give it another chance tonight. In case you missed it, the historical drama sees James Delaney (Hardy) return to London in 1814 after being presumed dead in Africa many years before. He is back to seek vengeance for the death of his father but is also set to inherit what is left of his family's shipping empire. His return not only threatens to disrupt the plans of his half-sister Zilpha and her husband Thorne, but also the political ambitions of the mighty East India Company, chaired by Sir Stuart Strange.
In tonight's second episode, Delaney receives a hostile reception from the city's residents, but undeterred, he begins to enlist allies in his quest to reclaim his legacy and establish a new life for himself. However, an unexpected arrival at the reading of his father's will threatens to disrupt James's plans, and the true, poisonous nature of his new-found inheritance makes itself known.
Also stars former Game of Thrones stars Oona Chaplin, Jonathan Pryce and Jefferson Hall.