What will the plot be?
Taboo is set in 1814 London and follows Hardy's James Delaney, a smuggler and brute who in the pilot returns to his native Britain after a 12-year stint in Africa. Disappointed that his wealthy father left him nothing of value in his will, Delaney sets out to reclaim his inheritance. He bumps heads with the East India Company, who spend most of the season trying to kill him, before he ultimately escapes on a ship setting sail for America.
That tantalizing ending sets the state for an exciting Season 2, which Knight promises will be "explosive." We know that we'll follow Delaney and his crew into the "New World" eventually, but we also know their next destination is Ponta Delgada, which is in the Azores, a remote group of Portuguese islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. What that setting means for the show is still anyone's guess, as Knight has been tight-lipped about the future. "There's a great destination for [the second season], but I don't know if we're in a position to talk about the actual details of it," he told Entertainment Weekly last year.
Knight previously described Taboo as being the story of "misfits and America," so we know Delaney will end up in the States eventually; his father did, after all, own land in North America. But it could be a while before the show reaches that destination. Knight has stated his plans to end the show after Season 3, and described the first season as "the escape," the second season as "the journey," and the third as "the arrival" -- which means our characters might not see the shores of America until its final bow.
No matter when it hits, we can't wait to see Hardy's brutish grunts back on our screen again.