This project was created by Tom Hardy and his father, Chips Hardy.

The language being spoken by Tom Hardy is Twi. It originates from the West African country of Ghana and a dialect of the Akan people. Twi is still widely spoken and arguably the most spoken native language in Ghana.

Steven Knight agreed to write Taboo if Tom Hardy agreed to star in Locke (2013).

Second season was confirmed by Steven Knight, the creator of Peaky Blinders, a few days after the pilot. He claimed that he has a destination for this show like he has always had for Peaky Blinders too.

Tom Hardy revealed that he wanted to film some scenes fully nude but was forced to put on a loin cloth, explaining, "You're lucky there was a loin cloth because I didn't want one. It's not a period drama until someone gets naked and covers themselves in blood. You can't have naughtiness like Game of Thrones on the BBC." Even so, Hardy did film some scenes with full frontal nudity and some of these filming pictures were leaked in the media but all such scenes were cut from the final edit of the show.

Tom Hardy stated he wanted James Delaney to be an amalgam of different classical characters, encompassing traits of Bill Sikes, Heathcliff, Sherlock Holmes, Hannibal Lecter, Oedipus, Marlow from Heart Of Darkness, Rodrigo Mendoza in The Mission (1986) and Don Lope de Aguirre in Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972). Hardy said: "I wanted James Delaney to be like a classical hero, a man of action, but someone who also has a depth of depravity to him and this great ability to say 'fuck off'."

The first season cost 10 million pounds.

Jonathan Pryce's character is the head the East India Trading Company, whereas in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series his character is ordered to be killed by the head of the same company.

Helga's last name is "von Hinten", which means "from behind" in German.

The plot device of a dispute over territory on the border between America and Canada is based on a real location. Nootka Sound does indeed sit to the west of Vancouver. At its northern tip is Port Hardy. It is named for Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy, 1st Baronet and Flag Captain for Admiral Lord Nelson. He was captain of HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar and the 'Hardy' made famous in Nelson's last words: 'Kiss me Hardy'. The series was co-created by star Tom Hardy and his father, 'Chips'

This will be the second Scott Free project that stars Tom Hardy. The first project is Child 44 (2015).

Marks the acting debut of ex professional rugby player Danny Ligairi.

Oona Chaplin, Jonathan Pryce, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Mark Gatiss, Lucian Msamati, Tim Plester and Nicholas Blane all had roles on the HBO series, Game of Thrones (2011) as Talisa Meagyr (Chaplin), the High Sparrow (Pryce), Mace Tyrell (Ashton-Griffiths), Tycho Nestoris (Gatiss), Salladhor Saan (Msamati), Black Walder Rivers (Plester) and Spice-Qarth Council Member respectively.

Tom Hardy and Stephen Graham previously appeared in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011).They also both appeared in Band of Brothers (2001)

Jonathan Pryce, Stephen Graham and Tom Hollander all appeared in many films of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

'Taboo' airs first in the UK every Saturday on BBC One then follows in North America on Tuesdays.

In several scenes there are glimpses of ghostly images. At the end of the first episode, during the meeting, a womanly figure can be spotted on the left side behind the couch, where the two men are sitting. In episode two, while sitting naked on the below deck of the ship, an image of a man can be spotted in the background.

In season 1 episode 8 at when the knife is at the thoat of Delaneys step mother, the engraved words on the knife are Arabic for Allah.