Liam Neeson’s Taken franchise is set to be made into a TV series, focusing on the early life of central character Bryan Mills.

There’s not much chance Neeson will be involved in the project, as it will be a prequel to the films and see the protagonist before he has a wife and children.

Luc Besson, who created the movies, has persuaded NBC to order a full season before a pilot has been filmed.

According to reports, the series “will bend time as it will be set in [the] modern day, not decades in the past”.

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