Set in London in 1814 as the war with the United States nears an end, James Delaney (Tom Hardy) returns to England after twelve years in Africa, carrying fourteen stolen diamonds. Taboo aired on the BBC in 2017. It is a Scott Free / Hardy Son & Baker production.
BlueBolt's VFX brief was to create a vision of London and its docks as it would have appeared in the early 19th century. Led by VFX supervisor Henry Badgett and VFX producer Tracy McCreary, the team delivered more than 550 shots in total, building their digital backdrops around the set build in Tilbury on the river Thames.
CG sail ships were built to populate the Thames and the London docks.