NBC is moving forward with its Taken prequel series. Now, it has officially cast its young Bryan Mills.
Clive Standen of Vikings will take on the role originally portrayed by Liam Neeson in the film trilogy which also starred LOST alum Maggie Grace and X-Men star Famke Janssen.
The drama is described as a modern-day prequel to the franchise's films. Rather than a capable retired CIA veteran, we'll see Bryan Mills in his early days of his career learning how to gain those skills. Perhaps, down the line, we'll even see how he met Lenore.
Standen's Bryan Mills will begin his adventures as a black ops agent in the elite Emergency Covert Action Team. Homeland's Alexander Cary will write the series and executive produce with Taken writer/producer Luc Besson.
Standen's credits, in addition to 30 episodes as Rollo on Vikings, include the Starz series Camelot and last year's acclaimed film, Everest.