Taken Prequel Series

Taken Prequel, Based on Liam Neeson Film, Ordered Straight to Series at NBC

NBC has a very particular set of skills, and they’re being used to develop the Liam Neeson film Taken into a prequel series.

The 2008 thriller, which spawned two sequels, starred Neeson as Bryan Mills, a retired CIA agent on a mission to save his kidnapped daughter. According to our sister site Deadline, the Peacock Net’s adaptation will follow a young Bryan as he acquires the very skills he uses to save his future daughter.

Interestingly, the series will be set in the present day, rather than decades in the past.

Luc Besson — who co-wrote the Taken script — will executive-produce the small-screen version, which has been ordered straight to series. The project is still seeking a writer and showrunner.

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