Watch Clips From The Premiere of The ‘Taken’ TV Series

In 2009 Bryan Mills’s (then played by of course Liam Neeson) daughter was kidnapped in the soon to be trilogy Taken. We all remember Neeson’s delivery of the now iconic phone call.

“I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money. But 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. If you let my daughter go now, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.”

I STILL have goosebumps with that speech. It was so simple, yet a promise that you know he will do. That line has been parodied so much, and even if you haven’t seen the film, you know part of that line. The real question is how did Bryan Mills get those certain skills that make him a nightmare? He said a long career, what’s his background. That is just the perfect ground for a backstory, and what we get in the ‘Taken’ TV series.


The show begins on a train. In a series of events, Bryan Mills’s (Clive Standen) and his sister were on a train which was attacked by gunmen. Bryan courageously defeated the gunmen, but his sister didn’t make it. Bryan was a hero to many, but he took the passing of his sister deeply. In the above clip, Bryan returns to his parents home, to a swarm of press, but also his grieving parents.



Criminals tend to not be the most trusting of people. Lawyers sometimes don’t even get the full story from their clients. John (Gaius Charles) and Becca (Monique Curnen) need answers, so when the criminal says he won’t say anything, they test him with the threat of dying or giving up the truth.


After the events on the train, Bryan Mills was considered a hero who did something amazing. The team including Christina Hart (Jennifer Beals), Marzoki (Ali Kasmi, Riley (Jennifer Marsala) and Faaron (Simu Liu) discuss Bryan’s history as well as who attacked the train and more importantly, why.


Taken the TV series begins February 27, 2017 at 10 PM ET on NBC.