Steven Knight’s Locke is arguably one of this year’s best movies, and there can be no doubt that it features a stellar performance from Tom Hardy. As the line between the big and small screens continues to blur, it has been announced today that the duo will be teaming up for Taboo, a new series from US network FX.

Sir Ridley Scott is producing, and Tom Hardy will star in the series based on an original story by him and his father, Chips Hardy. Production is set to begin mid/late next year for a debut sometime in mid-2016.

Set in 1813, Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises, The Drop, Warrior) plays the lead role of “James Keziah Delaney”, a rogue adventurer who returns from Africa with 14 ill-gotten diamonds to seek vengeance after the death of his father. Refusing to sell the family business to the East India Company, he sets out to build his own trade and shipping empire and finds himself playing a very dangerous game.

“We are privileged to have landed Taboo and to work with this exceptional team led by Ridley, Tom and Steven,” Eric Schrier, President of Original Programming at FX said in a statement released to accompany the announcement. “Tom’s passion for this project, from conceiving the original idea with his father to portraying James Delaney, promises to infuse this epic story with great personal passion and credibility.”

Tom Hardy added, “Taboo is the first major production our company, Hardy Son & Baker, is setting sail on, and it gives me great pleasure to know that we are in partnership with FX and the BBC. I believe with the high standard of creative talent – with Steve Knight and Ridley Scott at the helm – and with the support and backing of these two great broadcasters, we have found the perfect home and team for Taboo.”

This sounds like an interesting project for Knight and Hardy…it’s just a shame that we’ll have to wait so long!