London Goes Gothic For Tom Hardy's Taboo And Penny Dreadful Trailers

By Stuart Black Last edited 29 months ago
London Goes Gothic For Tom Hardy's Taboo And Penny Dreadful Trailers

Respectability is officially dead.

After the Bennets took on the flesh-eating undead in Pride, Prejudice and Zombies, we now get Tom Hardy savaging it up to the max in Taboo, a new series he's co-created with Steven Knight for the BBC.

It's set in Victorian London and is all about a well dodgy inheritance and the East India Company, aka "the biggest, baddest multinational corporation on earth," according to Knight who also made Peaky Blinders.

While neither he nor Hardy are actual historians, you can see from the trailer below how delicately they've gone about evoking the period:

And if that's not quite in-yer-face enough, here's also the trailer for the new season of Penny Dreadful, another show set in a spooky parallel ye olde London. This one comes from Sam Mendes and brings together a who's who of Victorian fiends from Dorian Gray to Dr Jekyll to Frankenstein's monster (yes, that is Rory Kinnear in a wig, looking like the drummer out of Motörhead).

Penny Dreadful airs 3 May on Sky Atlantic (or 1 May on Showtime), while you'll likely have to wait until next year for Taboo on the Beeb.

Last Updated 05 April 2016