The second episode of Taboo (FX, Tuesdays, 10/9C) finds James Delaney setting out to make his plans a reality. Suggestions made in the series premiere are affirmed and dangers encountered. The unfolding of events continues at its measured pace, drawing us in with its details and atmosphere.
The first scene of this week’s episode confirms that Sir Stuart Strange of the East India Company has ordered Delaney’s execution. Not only that, but there’s a time limit and the executioner’s employment hangs in the balance. So, stakes raised!
After a successful season that tied every one of its previous seasons together into a single continuity, American Horror Story has been renewed for seasons 8 and 9 (it was previously renewed for season seven) by FX.
FX Productions has signed Golden Globe winning writer/producer Donald Glover to an exclusive overall production deal.
Under the overall deal, Glover will develop television series for FX Networks and other networks and streaming services, in addition to continuing to executive produce, write, direct and star in Atlanta – which will return in 2018.
A hooded figure rows ashore in the rain. That same figure digs in the earth before he stands and we see James Keziah Delaney – though we don’t learn his name just yet. Next he enters a room in which is laid out a corpse with coins over its eyes – which he takes and leaves.
In the series premiere of Taboo (FX, Tuesdays, 10/9C), we learn that Delaney, who was thought long since dead, has just arrived from Africa – in time for his father’s funeral, and in time to claim his father’s legacy. That legacy is an apparently useless piece of land off the west coast of North America – Nootka Sound.
The third instalment of Fargo is rounding into shape with the addition of David Thewlis, Michael Stuhlbarg and Jim Gaffigan to a cast that already includes Ewan McGregor, Carrie Coon and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
Thewlis will play loner and true capitalist V.M. Vargas; Stuhlbarg will portray the right hand man of Ewan McGregor’s Emmit Studdy, Sy Feltz, and Gaffican will be Donny Mashman – deputy to Carrie Coon’s chief of police, Gloria Burgle.
Noah Hawley’s take on Marvel mutants, FX drama Legion – now has a premiere date and a nifty new trailer.
How nifty is the trailer? Melanie bird (Jean Smart) is seen telling series lead David Heller (Dan Stevens) that he’s been fed a string of lies regarding his mental condition – and that’s just the start!
Legion will premiere on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. The nifty new trailer follows the break. – along with more details on the series.