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‘Taken’: Jennifer Beals & Clive Standen Only Regulars To Return For Season 2 Amid Revamp

Deadline logo Deadline 6/21/2017 Denise Petski
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The Season 2 cast of NBC’s drama series Taken is going to have a very different look. Only series regulars Clive Standen (Bryan Mills), and Jennifer Beals (Christina Hart) will return for the second season.

The shakeup is tied to the show’s change in creative direction under new showrunner Greg Plageman; he succeeds Alex Cary, who developed the series and served as executive producer/showrunner on Season 1. Renewed for a 16-episode Season 2, the new iteration is expected to adopt more procedural elements in the vein of NBC’s The Blacklist and Blindspot.

A prequel to Luc Besson’s hit movie franchise, Taken follows the origin story of younger, hungrier former Green Beret Bryan Mills (Standen) as he deals with a personal tragedy that shakes his world.

Deadline’s sister pub TVLine first reported the casting changes.

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