Taken was a movie that debut in theaters in January of 2009. It had a weak opening weekend, but premiered at number one due to competing against movies like Paul Blart: Mall Cop. It wasn’t until much later, when the film was out of theaters that it became a hit with audiences. The movie would go on to spawn two more sequels with a potential third on the way. Before that happens, though, the first season of the television adaptation will make it’s debut in February 2017, and the trailer for it has finally been released.
“This new, modern-day, edge-of-your-seat thriller 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 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 Taken film franchise hasn’t been a winner with critics for whatever reason, but fans of the film have gone to love it because of it’s star, Liam Neeson. While Neeson may not be featured in this rendition, his younger counterpart, played by Clive Standen (Vikings), looks poised to be a fine, younger version of Mills. Based on the trailer, it looks like Mills has been recruited as part of a covert operation tasked at rescuing high profile kidnapping victims. The trailer is also gives off a feeling of intensity and is full of action.
It’s a little hard to tell if this will live up to the movie version, but it certainly looks like it’s worth a shot. The show will also star Jennifer Beals (The L Word) and Gaius Charles (Friday Night Lights). Luc Besson will produce the show. Taken premieres Monday, February 27th at 10 PM EST on NBC.