NBC’s ‘Taken’ Trailer: Step Aside, Liam Neeson. There’s a New Bryan Mills in Town

     December 14, 2016


Liam Neeson is no longer the only man with a “very particular, and very dangerous, set of skills.” The first Taken trailer previews actor Clive Standen as Bryan Mills in the NBC series inspired by the film trilogy of the same name. Only this Bryan Mills is younger, and instead of his kids and wife getting “taken” left and right, it’s everybody else’s.

In the footage, we see Bryan, a former Green Beret, on a train with his daughter, Cali, when he springs into action to stop two gunmen. Cali dies in the scuffle, but his heroic actions catch the eye of the CIA looking to recruit him to become the deadly operative that we know and love — and who kidnappers fear. Because this is a series and not one large contained film, it looks like many of his missions will be dealing with other people whose loved ones are “taken.”

Watch the trailer below:

Luc Besson, who co-wrote the screenplay for 2008’s Taken, created the series with Alexander Cary, who worked on Homeland. The cast includes Jennifer Beals, Brooklyn Sudano, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Gaius Charles, Michael Irby, James Landry Hébert, and Jose Pablo Cantillo.

Taken will premiere on NBC on Monday, February 27 at 10 p.m. EST. Check out the official synopsis for the series below:

From Executive Producer Luc Besson (“Taken,” “The Fifth Element”) comes a thrilling new addition to his iconic blockbuster action-film franchise. 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.


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