Taken: Season 1 (2017)



Critic Consensus: Taken's cast hits the right notes, but overall, the series fails to deliver a compelling narrative distinguished from its source material.


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Air date: Feb 27, 2017
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The drama series, based on the film trilogy of the same name, serves as an origin story for the events depicted in the movies, though set in the modern day. Series 1 follows the life of Bryan Mills (Clive Standen), a former Green Beret, and his beginnings as an intelligence operative. Mills' sister is killed in a shootout with two terrorists sent by Carlos Mejia, a Mexican drug lord, whose son was killed by Mills during one of his missions. Mills manages to get to Mejia and is about to kill him when Christina Hart (Jennifer Beals), Deputy Director of National Intelligence, arrests Mejia and recruits Mills into her team. As the series progresses, the team investigates several terrorist plots using information provided by Mejia, while men loyal to the drug lord try to find a way to break him out of his cell and Mills devises a plan to avenge his sister's death.


Clive Standen
as Bryan Mills
Jennifer Beals
as Christina Hart
Simu Liu
as Faaron
Matthew Bennett
as Gary Martello
Lanette Ware
as Secretary Teresa Redcliff
Ivan Wanis Ruiz
as Juan Pablo
Dominic Fumusa
as Harry Ward
Saad Siddiqui
as Tracy Dyer
Amanda Warren
as Marie Salt
Amy Rutberg
as Senator's Wife
Tahmoh Penikett
as David Ramsey
Gord Rand
as Dan Glynn
Ayelet Zurer
as Leah Wicker
Isaac Kragten
as young Bryan Mills
Peyton Kennedy
as Mattie Glynn
Tara Nicodemo
as Allie Graham
Joseph Cochrane
as Oleksander Baniak
Sam Kalilieh
as Fortman
Daniel Kash
as Byron Kaine
Yatharth Bhatt
as Amir Zahad
Robin Kasyanov
as Tomas Vitek
Michael Kinney
as George Salt
Gabriel Varga Watt
as Jamie Graham
Jasmin Geljo
as Stefan Jusic
Glenda Braganza
as Yasmin Zahad
Laurie Murdoch
as Seamus O'Rourke
Nick Baillie
as Ken Drummond
Zarrin Darnell-Martin
as Agent Thomson
John Nelles
as Otto Fänger
Jarrod Vanvolkenburg
as Peter Francke
Brian Jagersky
as Senator Wilkes
Lev Gordon
as Yuri Surnuyev
Anastasia Marinina
as Tatjana Kuznikov
Bill Lake
as Jimmy Dunne
Claire Rankin
as Clara Ward
Jessica Harmon
as Gretchen Lareau
Ryan Allen
as Pastor George
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Critic Reviews for Taken Season 1

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (16)

Nothing about the show matches expectations, making it a confounding (and largely boring) viewing experience.

Mar 26, 2018 | Rating: D | Full Review…
Top Critic

Coolly confident action.

Feb 28, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

The only thing we learn in the early going is that Bryan Mills really, really hates it when his beautiful blonde relatives are endangered. Glad NBC cleared that up for us.

Feb 28, 2017 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

I don't think NBC pulls this one off either. Best to keep your sword sharpened, Clive.

Feb 28, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

"Oh please," "Oh stop," and "Huh?" are only three of the things I kept shouting while watching NBC's Taken ...The rest of my exclamations are unprintable in a family paper.

Feb 23, 2017 | Full Review…

It's been made pretty ordinary. Too bad, Standen deserves to be shown off better.

Mar 1, 2017 | Full Review…

There's plenty of slam-bang in Taken, NBC's distant prequel to the trilogy of films, but the result is less a buzz than a headache.

Mar 1, 2017 | Full Review…

Death, guns, and constant mayhem in prequel to film series.

Feb 28, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The show doesn't seem interested in functioning as anything other than a platform for occasional fisticuffs, car chases, and gunplay.

Feb 28, 2017 | Full Review…

While the target audience will probably dig the extensive action sequences and vivid violence, there's no reason anyone else should be "Taken" for a ride.

Mar 26, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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