Movies, TV

NBC Greenlit a Taken Prequel Series, Displaying a Certain Set of No Skills



In case the name of the property didn’t make it clear, the entire point of the Taken franchise is family members being, y’know, TAKEN. And skills used to get them back. But now NBC thinks you want to see just how Bryan Mills acquired his CIA talents…and possibly, but not probably, how he also acquired the “Amurrrrican” accent that sounds like a badly concealed Irish one, because it is.

I’m sorry, but the only way to do this right – the ONLY way – is to have it be Taken meets Murder, She Wrote. Like, everywhere he goes, Bryan Mills coincidentally encounters somebody being Taken, and every other week there’s some new family member we didn’t know about before…Surprise! They get taken. And so he goes and kills half of Europe, which replenishes by the following week.

Yes, this would make him seem incredibly dumb by the time the movie-era rolls around to ever let his daughter go anywhere. But since dumb decsribes the whole concept anyway, freakin’ go for it.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist