nerd radio

Tune in live Thursday from 9pm est

Young Liam Neeson cast in Taken prequel TV series…

February 24th, 2016 by Marc Comments

television news banner copybryan mills

So, remember we said there was a Taken prequel series in the works (here)?

Well, just to prove it wasn’t a strange dream, it appears that the new Bryan Mills – AKA Liam Neeson in the movies – has been cast.

Vikings star Clive Standen is set to take on the role in NBC’s straight-to-series Taken.

The drama is described as a modern-day prequel to the Luc Besson-produced 2008 feature of the same name that starred Neeson as retired CIA operative Bryan Mills on a one-man mission to save his kidnapped daughter. The series will illustrate how a young Mills develops his skills.

The series will be written by Homeland’s Alexander Cary.

We like the Taken franchise well enough… but we reckon this needs to be something special to last the distance.

And will this show Mills getting his unique skill set? We reckon so…

Source: THR

Let us know your thoughts below, @NerdFollowing on Twitter or on Facebook

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….