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NBC Is Making a 'Taken' Prequel Series

18 September 2015 6:05 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The "Taken" series became famous for an oft-spouted line from Liam Neeson's character, Bryan Mills, about his "particular set of skills" that make him a ruthless ass-kicking machine, and now, a new series from NBC will explore just how he acquired those skills.

Deadline reports that the network is developing a series centered around Bryan Mills as a young man -- no wife and daughter yet -- and how he eventually obtains his thuggish abilities. It's a direct homage to the line Neeson uttered in 2008's "Taken," when he tells one of the men suspected of having kidnapped his daughter, "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."

Without Neeson at the helm to deliver said line (according to Variety, he isn't involved with the show in »

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