It seems screenwriter and producer Luc Besson has not really gotten over the Taken film series which is considered to be one of his finest creation. Yet again, as the iconic blockbuster Taken Trilogy ended in 2014, Besson is going back to the story of CIA operative Bryan Mills but this time as executive produce for a TV series.
Taken television series is expected to be another thrilling new addition to the Taken saga in which Liam Nesson very rightly established himself as a bankable action hero. Well, the TV series is going to be a bit different as this is NOT going to be any sequel, rather a prequel to Taken 1 (2008). So, there will be no Nesson in this, and the younger Bryan will be played by Clive Standen of Vikings (plays Rollo) fame.
Taken – Every Hero Has a Beginning (Watch Preview)
Set to be premiered on February 27, 2017 on NBC, the television series “Taken” is produced by EuropaCorp TV and Universal Television. The story follows a younger Bryan as he deals with a personal tragedy that pushes him to an unusual career of a deadly CIA operative.
Taken follows young Bryan Mills as he fights to overcome a personal tragedy. In fact, as we can see in the preview, Bryan Mill’s sister (or someone very close to Bryan) dies in the mid of a train hijacking incident where he bravely saves the lives of many other. Soon after, CIA recruits Bryan and uses his anger and sense of vengeance to serve American people.
Well, this is what I can share as of now. The story of each episode will certainly be based on this premise, if there is no other subtext or plot aligned.
Starring: Clive Standen, Jennifer Beals, Brooklyn Sudano, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Gaius Charles, Michael Irby, James Landry Hébert and Jose Pablo Cantillo.
Official synopsis: This new, modern-day, edge-of-your-seat thriller follows the origin story of younger, hungrier, former Green Beret Bryan Mills (Clive Standen, “Vikings”) as he deals with a personal tragedy that shakes his world. As he fights to overcome the incident and exact revenge, Mills is pulled into a career as a deadly CIA operative, a job that awakens his very particular, and very dangerous, set of skills.