NBC Cancels Drama Series

May 11, 2018  •  Post A Comment

The cancellations have been coming at a furious pace at NBC ahead of the network’s upfront next week. A new casualty today is the drama series “Taken.”

But Variety notes that the show, which was moved by the network in April from its Friday spot to a new slot on Saturdays, may not be finished.

“The series is being shopped elsewhere as producers … EuropaCorp TV USA and Universal Television seek a new U.S. platform for the series, whose title has strong international brand recognition,” Variety reports.

The report notes that the show underwent a series of major changes during the transition between seasons one and two.

“After the show was renewed for a second season, showrunner Alexander Cary departed with Greg Plageman taking over,” Variety reports. “Shortly thereafter, cast members Gaius Charles, Brooklyn Sudano, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Michael Irby, Jose Pablo Cantillo, and James Landry Hébertwill also left the series as Plageman began implementing a new vision for its second season.”

The series is based on the Luc Besson feature film franchise of the same name, with Besson on board as an executive producer on the TV series along with Matthew Gross, Edouard de Vesinne, Thomas Anargyros and Cary.

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