Taken will soon be turned into a television series, with a prequel adaptation of the movies headed to NBC after the broadcaster ordered a full series.

Taken is a huge franchise

Taken is a huge franchise

Despite the news, actor Liam Neeson will not be involved in the project, but original film writer Luc Besson has created the new series and is now looking for a writer and a showrunner.

Following a young Bryan Mills, the show will follow his journey into becoming a man who knows his way around a weapon, and viewers will see him learn his specialist skills ahead of becoming a family man.

Besson executive produces the show with Matthew Gross, Thomas Anargyros and Edouard de Vesinne.

The original Taken movie took $226 million at the global box office, and spawned two sequels which were released in 2012 and 2014, bringing the franchise's total to $928.7 million worldwide.


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