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Taken is being turned into a TV series on NBC, sans Liam Neeson

Is it possible that anyone wants more Taken after three separate entries in the action franchise? NBC thinks so. The network has ordered a Taken TV show, and it's going direct to series, according to both Deadline and Variety. It's being executive produced by Luc Besson, who co-wrote the films.

The show will explore just how Liam Neeson's character Bryan Mills acquired that "very particular set of skills" that make him such a badass in the movies. Don't expect Liam Neeson to reprise his role in this prequel series, however — someone younger is going to have to take up the mantle of the CIA agent who can beat up the bad guys. The show takes place before Mills got married or had kids, and will instead presumably focus on his time at the agency. That does raise the question, however: if Mills is a lonely bachelor, who are the baddies going to take away from him this time?