Kristoffer Nyholm, who directed the Nordic noir mega-hit The Killing, is set to direct the period drama miniseries Taboo, starring Tom Hardy.
Nyholm has signed on to direct the first four of Taboo‘s eight episodes.
Set in 1813, Taboo stars Tom Hardy (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) as James Keziah Delaney, who returns to London from Africa with some ill-gotten diamonds and sets about avenging his father’s death, all while struggling to build his own shipping empire and fend off the East India Company.
The miniseries, based on a story developed by Hardy and his father Chips, is created and written by Steven Knight, who worked with Hardy on Peaky Blinders and Locke. It is produced by Ridley Scott’s Scott Free London and Hardy’s Hardy Son & Baker for BBC One and FX.
In addition to The Killing (Forbrydelsen), Nyholm has directed the Paris-set mystery series Jo starring Jean Reno, the hit UK crime drama Endeavour starring Shaun Evans, and most recently the supernatural mystery miniseries The Enfield Haunting starring Timothy Spall.
Taboo is currently in pre-production and has a tentative premiere date of mid-2016.