The hit movie franchise 'Taken' starring Irish actor Liam Neeson is being adapted for television.
NBC has announced that the new TV series will star Clive Standen as a younger version of CIA operative Bryan Mills.
The cast will also include Jennifer Beals, Gaius Charles, Monique Gabriela Curnen, and Michael Irby, TVSeriesFinale.com reports.
“From executive producer Luc Besson (“Taken,” “The Fifth Element”) comes a modern-day edge-of-your-seat thriller that 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 trauma of 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. In 30 years, this character is destined to become the Bryan Mills that we’ve come to love from the “Taken” films.
“The cast includes Jennifer Beals, Gaius Charles, Brooklyn Sudano, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Michael Irby, James Landry Hébert and Jose Pablo Cantillo.
“Alexander Cary serves as writer and executive producer. Luc Besson, Matthew Gross, Edouard de Vésinne, Thomas Anargyros and director Alex Graves also executive produce.”
The series will debut on February 27, 2017.