Simulcast launch for Tom Hardy's Taboo

Tom Hardy’s much anticipated, Taboo, will premiere on BBC First on Monday July 17. The episode will be simulcast on Foxtel’s showcase immediately following the primetime premiere slot of Game of Thrones, Season 7. This premiere will mark the first time that BBC First and showcase will simulcast the first episode of a drama across both channels.

Set in 1814, we follow James Keziah Delaney, a man who has been to the ends of the earth and comes back irrevocably changed. Believed to be long dead, he returns home to London, from Africa, to inherit what is left of his father's shipping empire and rebuild a life for himself. 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.

Created by Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders), Tom Hardy and his father Chips Hardy, Taboo also includes Ridley Scott as executive producer. The Star-studded cast also features Tom Hardy, Jonathan Pryce (Game of Thrones), Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones), Michael Kelly (House of Cards), Jessie Buckley (War and Peace), Tom Hollander (The Night Manager) and Mark Gatiss (Sherlock).

Tim Christlieb, Director of Branded Services, said; “Taboo has been a smash hit in the UK and US with a broad audience and has seen a particularly strong reach with younger viewers who have been attracted by Hardy and the social media buzz. We are delighted to be able to collaborate with showcase to maximse the audience for this enthralling show on what will be a huge night of appointment-to-view drama on Foxtel.” 

Taboo | 8 x 60
Australian Premiere
Mondays July 17 in Primetime slot
Episode 1 of Taboo will simulcast on BBC First and showcase

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