‘Taken’ TV Series In The Works At NBC

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All of the high-octane action of the Taken franchise is heading to NBC!

A prequel television series based on the popular action film has landed a straight-to-series order at NBC. As first reported by Deadline, the series will center on how a young Bryan Mills obtained his now famous “particular set of skills” and his journey into becoming the former CIA operative we all know and love from the Taken trilogy.

The young Bryan Mills character, who was of course made famous by Liam Neeson, will reportedly have no wife and kids, but the series will implement a modern day setting while bending time to explore our heroes origin story.

Led by Liam Neeson’s steely resolve, the Taken trilogy has grossed over $900 million worldwide, while producing one of the most quotable lines in recent cinematic history.

NBC’s Taken prequel is just the latest in a long line of films that are being adapted for the small screen. The Rush Hour franchise and Bradley Cooper’s Limitless have been rebooted for CBS, while a series based on Tom Cruise’s Minority Report will debut this fall on Fox.

Taken scribe Luc Besson will serve as executive producer of the series, but as of now, no showrunner or writer has been signed on to the project.

What do you think? Are you intrigued by the idea of a Taken prequel series?

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