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Tom Hardy heading to TV

Actor Tom Hardy is heading to TV with his new historical drama, Taboo.

Bosses at the FX network have picked up The Dark Knight star's new series, which is set in 1813 and follows an adventurer called James Keziah Delaney, played by Hardy.

It is based on an original story Hardy wrote with his father, and was adapted by Steven Knight, the writer and director of Hardy's most recent film, Locke.

Sir Ridley Scott will executive produce the project along with Hardy. It is set to air on FX in 2016.

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