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Taken TV series 'casts young Liam Neeson'

Does he have the particular set of skills?

Published 23/02/2016

Clive Standen who is reportedly cast to play a young Liam Neeson.
Clive Standen who is reportedly cast to play a young Liam Neeson.
Clive Standen
Liam Neeson in Taken 2, the second instalment in the franchise
Liam Neeson stars in Taken 3 (Fox UK)
Liam Neeson

He'll need a very particular set of skills to take on the role made famous by Liam Neeson.

But the young Bryan Mills has reportedly been cast for the modern day prequel television series which is in the pipeline following the success of the movie trilogy Taken.

But who will be taken on the action packed role?

NBC has reportedly cast Vikings actor Clive Standen as the young Bryan Mills.

The 34-year-old was born in Holywood Co Down and grew up in the East Midlands in England.

It will follow Mills, the CIA operative during his younger years and will give the audience an insight into how he acquired his expert set of skills which audiences across the world are familiar with from the movies.

The skills which led to the now infamous household saying from the first film: "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."

The pilot episode of the series will reportedly be directed by Alex Graves of Game of Thrones and Homeland from a script penned by Homeland writer Alexander Carry.

Carry is the executive producer of the series with original franchise producer Luc Besson, who wrote and produced all three movies.

Taken premiered in 2008 and was a surprise box office hit, resulting in two sequels in 2012 and 2014.

Ballymena man Neeson was reinvented as an action star and the trilogy has earned almost £1bn worldwide.

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