As previously reported, the Taken TV show on NBC has been cancelled. While there will be no third season on the Peacock Network, now that the cancellation has been confirmed by that network, the producers are reportedly peddling Taken season three to other interested parties.
An NBC crime thriller, Taken is a prequel to the Luc Besson film franchise starring Liam Neeson. The Taken TV series adaptation stars Clive Standen as a young, but already lethal Bryan Mills. The cast, which was tweaked after a soft freshman outing, also includes Jennifer Beals, Adam Goldberg, and Jessica Camacho. The drama follows Mills and his team, as they embark upon rescue missions around the globe.
Taken Season Three Could Return On Another Outlet
The Wrap reports:
After being bumped from the schedule last month, “Taken” was officially canceled by NBC on Friday after two seasons.
However, an insider with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap that the series — based on the popular movie franchise starring Liam Neeson — is already being shopped around by studios Universal Television and EuropaCorp TV USA.
Taken: A Look at the Ratings
The second season of Taken is averaging a 0.44 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.764 million viewers. Compared to season one, it is down by about 56% and 46%, respectively. By both measures, it is the lowest rated of NBC’s scripted TV shows. It is largely thanks to international sales that Taken was renewed for season two on NBC.
SCHEDULING NOTE: As we also previously reported in April, Taken season two was pulled from the network’s Friday night lineup. According to the Taken show page, on NBC.com, season two will return on Saturday, May 26th and is expected to finish out its run on Saturday nights.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the Taken TV series? Do you feel let down by the cancellation? Would you watch a third season of Taken on another network or streaming platform? Sound off in the comments.