Fans waiting for a continuity voiceover at the end of Taboo on Saturday night were disappointed; no breathy off-screen mouthing of "And Taboo will be back with a new series, etc etc".
The drama, which has been picked up for dubbed versions in Europe and South America, is jointly financed by the BBC and FX, a FOX cable channel in the United States. The final episode goes out there on Tuesday. So far the ratings in the States have followed the UK - good start but poor follow-through. 2.1m viewers for episode one; an average of just over a million for the following six shows. That's average for FX, not stellar.