NBC’s prequel adaptation of the Liam Neeson-led film series Taken has just hired a new showrunner for its second season. Person of Interest executive producer and co-showrunner Greg Plageman will take over the reins from former showrunner Alex Carey.
The second season of Taken is said to be much more of a procedural series, in the vein of NBC’s hit series The Blacklist and Blindspot. Plageman has had a lot of experience on procedurals over the course of his career, from Cold Case and Law & Order to Person of Interest, which just ended last year. Of course, Blacklist, Blindspot and Person of Interest are known for weaving in an intricate ongoing mystery with its procedural elements, so you can probably expect that in Taken as well.
The series is produced by film franchise producer Luc Besson. It follows the origin story of younger, hungrier former Green Beret Bryan Mills as he deals with a personal tragedy that shakes his world. As he fights to overcome the trauma of the incident and exact revenge, Mills is pulled into a career as a deadly CIA operative, a job that awakens his very particular, and very dangerous, set of skills.
The cast for Taken includes Clive Standen as Bryan Mills, Jennifer Beals, Gaius Charles, Brooklyn Sudano, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Michael Irby, James Landry Hébert and Jose Pablo Cantillo. It will air on Friday nights at 9pm when it returns in the fall.