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The Flash's Jessica Camacho Joins Taken Season 2 as a Series Regular

NBC’s Taken is adding a superhero to its depleted ranks, tapping The Flash‘s Jessica Camacho to join the drama’s rejiggered second season as a series regular, TVLine has learned exclusively. 

As we previously reported, Taken is shedding six series regulars — Gaius Charles (John), Brooklyn Sudano (Asha), Monique Gabriela Curnen (Vlasik), Michael Irby (Scott), Jose Pablo Cantillo (Dave) and James Landry Hébert (Rem) — under new showrunner Greg Plageman. Clive Standen (Bryan Mills) and Jennifer Beals (Christina Hart) are the only two regulars returning.

Camacho, whose TV credits also include Sleepy Hollow and Last Resort, is set to play Santana, a scary-smart, rule-breaking former Army captain who possesses an acerbic wit and calculated bravado. Her forte is logistics.

Taken‘s 16-episode second season was recently bumped from fall to midseason to give Plageman more time to execute his new vision for the series.

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11 Comments
  1. Leon says:

    Sorry to see the 6 regulars exit the show, but Greg Plageman did great work on Person of Interest, so hopefully he can bring that to Taken Season 2.

  2. Shaun says:

    So bad for Flash,she was great.

  3. Natalie says:

    So if she’s joining Taken as a series regular, that must mean she cant shoot for Flash. Idk it depends on how much NBC uses her. Pity, Gypsy is one of the great additions to the Flash last year and she is so talented.

  4. Colleen says:

    While I’m thrilled for Jessica and wish her all the best, I’m disappointed the Powers-That-Be at The Flash didn’t scoop her up while they had the chance. She was a fantastic addition to the cast and I was really looking forward to seeing more of her in season 4. Hopefully, they can work out their schedules to get her in for a decent numbers of episodes. I’d really love to see more of the Cisco/Cynthia relationship, as well as see how she works alongside the rest of the team. An Iris-Cynthia friendship would absolutely delight me. (And of course I’d like to actually learn her first name in canon so they can stop referring to her as G*psy!)

  5. T.W.S.S. says:

    Ah, I was so happy when Taken took Rollo, but not Gypsy.

    Taken giveth, and Taken taketh away.

    • T.W.S.S. says:

      Happy that the actress is getting more work, though. Just wish they had made her a regular on The Flash.

      • Horus says:

        I like Jessica but the Flash already has 4 speedsters, a cold user, and word is about to add an Elongated Man. Does it really need 2 Vibes too? .
        .
        If Gypsy had a different power set then Vibe I would be all for adding her as a regular but with her just being a more experienced version of Cisco it is better to leave her as an occasional guest star like Violette and John.

  6. Carla Krae says:

    Seeing NBC’s promos for Brave, it looks very similar to Taken’s first season. Makes me wonder if that’s the real reason Taken is getting an overhaul – they liked the team of Brave better from its pilot and now want Taken to change. Sucks for Taken either way since the team had gelled really well by the end of season 1 and Brian Mills is only a lone actor after he’s retired re: the movies.

  7. Deb says:

    Sad that so many regulars from the first season are jumping ship. Should have worked harder to keep them. May not, probably won’t watch season two. 👎🏽👎🏽

  8. RichieS says:

    Would like to see Travis Fimmel guest as a villain this season and kick Clive Standen’s ass one last time.