# Similar TV Shows Like Taboo (2017)
Released: 10 January 2017 (USA)
Runtime: 59 Min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Writers: Chips Hardy , Tom Hardy , Steven Knight
Actors: Tom Hardy , Leo Bill , Oona Chaplin
Adventurer James Keziah Delaney returns to London during the War of 1812 to rebuild his late father’s shipping empire. However, both the government and his biggest competitor want his inheritance at any cost – even murder.
Haunted by the past, long lost and thought to be dead adventurer James Delaney, whose father was a shady English businessman and mother a Native American woman his father obtained as part of a trade deal with her people, returns to London from Africa in 1814, during the real-life War of 1812 fought between the US and the UK until 1815, to rebuild his late father’s shipping company. He soon discovers that his father had many debts and even more enemies who all now want him dead as well. Both the Crown and the US want his father’s small but valuable land on Nootka Sound in North America at all costs, while his main business competitor, the East India Company, wants him dead either way. After barely surviving several assassination attempts, Delaney finds some allies including his half-sister and their supposed stepmother he never knew about.
1814, James Delaney returns to England after several years in Africa. He returns to discover that his father has died and he has inherited Nootka Sound, a piece of land on the west coast of North America, on the border between the United States and Canada. The US is at war with England and the island is of great value to both sides. Delaney soon finds himself in the sights of three parties – the US government, the British government and the East India Company – and they are all willing to use whatever means necessary to gain possession of the island, including killing him.