Come February, Bryan Mills, the lead character in the “Taken” film franchise, will head to the small screen in the TV adaptation of the same name. Created by Luc Besson and Alexander Cary, NBC shared the first preview of the upcoming series, which introduces viewers to the former Green Beret, this time portrayed by Clive Standen.
Unfortunately there is no Liam Neeson to tell us about his “very particular set of skills,” but the first look contains many action-packed sequences with the new lead to get you interested.
The series is the origin story of the younger Mills as he deals with a personal tragedy that changes his life. The trailer shows how after two gunmen kill his daughter while they are on a train, he gets recruited by the CIA to become a deadly operative. Instead of like in the films, which show Mills’ kids and wife getting taken, his new mission is to help others whose loved ones have been kidnapped.
“You’re wired to protect others, it’s how you’re built, it’s who you are,” says Jennifer Beals in the promo.
The drama also co-stars Brooklyn Sudano, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Gaius Charles, Michael Irby, James Landry Hébert, and Jose Pablo Cantillo.
“Taken” premieres February 27 on NBC.