NBC has handed a straight-to-series order for a prequel to the Taken franchise, which starred Liam Neeson.
Neeson is not involved in the project.
The action series will focus on how a young Brian Mills acquires his expert skills and depicts him prior to his family, as portrayed in the films.
Variety reports the logline pays homage to the first film’s famous quote: “What I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career; Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you.”
Luc Besson will co-executive produce. His previous films La Femme Nikita and Transporter have also been adapted for the small screen.