by Sandi Berg
Tom Hardy stars as a revenge-seeking adventurer in this eight-episode conspiracy thriller from Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders) that’s set in the early 1800s. Hardy himself developed the story.
Set in 1814, the series follows James Keziah Delaney, a man who has been to the ends of the earth and comes back irrevocably changed. Believed to be long dead, he returns home to London from Africa to inherit what is left of his father’s shipping empire and rebuild a life for himself. But his father’s legacy is a poisoned chalice, and with enemies lurking in every dark corner, James must navigate increasingly complex territories to avoid his own death sentence. Encircled by conspiracy, murder and betrayal, a dark family mystery unfolds in a combustible tale of love and treachery. Jonathan Pryce, Franka Potente, and Michael Kelly also star.
Sandi Berg is also a freelance journalist and writes about television for several magazines including Written By (Writer’s Guild of America), Life After 50 and Whole Life Times Magazine.