NBC Orders TV Show Of The Movie ‘Taken,’ Which Will Be A Prequel

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Can’t get enough of tough-talking retired CIA operative Bryan Mills taking on all evils around the globe? You’re in luck because there’s going to be a television show about the gentleman with a very particular set of skills.

Luc Besson’s thriller Taken has made $932,405,413 at the box office worldwide with the three installments. Now they will take aim at the small screen. NBC has picked up the straight-to-series show, and are so sold on the idea that they are skipping a pilot. Besson will serve as the show’s executive producer, and they are currently looking for a writer/showrunner to create the adaptation.

The TV show will be a prequel drama about a young Bryan Mills who has no wife or kids to get kidnapped. However the series will be set in modern-day times, and not decades in the past. Which doesn’t make much sense, but I guess it doesn’t have to.

No leads as to who will star as the younger version of Liam Neeson’s iconic 60-year-old character. Neeson has stated that he would be interested in once again taking on the role in Taken 4, “There’s always… I think if audiences go and see it and they like these characters, I mean, I’d love to do something with Forest [Whitaker] again, and if it’s in a Taken 4 scenario… great.”

[Deadline]