The successful “Taken” movie franchise is expanding to television “with a prequel drama about a young Bryan Mills (the character in the movies played by Liam Neeson),” writes our friend Nellie Andreeva in an exclusive story for Deadline.
Andreeva adds that show has “landed a straight-to-series order at NBC. Search is underway for a writer/showrunner to spearhead the adaptation. The series will be a co-production between Luc Besson’s studio EuropaCorp. and Universal TV.”
Bresson, “who co-wrote the three movies in addition to producing the feature franchise,” will be one of the executive producers on the project, the story says.
The article also notes that “The series will focus on how [the young] Mills acquires his ‘very particular set of skills’ and becomes the character we all know. The series will bend time as it will be set in modern day, not decades in the past.”
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