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Taken: In the NBC TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

Vulture WatchIs Bryan Mills still on the case? Has the Taken TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on NBC? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Taken season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   What's This TV Show About?Airing on the NBC television network, Taken stars Clive Standen, Jennifer Beals, Gaius Charles, Brooklyn Sudano, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Michael Irby, James Landry Hébert, and Jose Pablo Cantillo. A prequel set thirty years prior to the Liam Neeson feature film trilogy, the Taken TV show follows the young, hungry, former Green Beret, Bryan Mills (Standen). After a personal tragedy upends his life, he embarks on a quest for vengeance. While working as a CIA operative, Mills hones
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Taken: Season Two Premiere Announced with NBC Series Returns

A new year means new episodes of Taken. Today, NBC announced the series' second season will debut in January.Based on the movie franchise starring Liam Neeson, the action thriller stars Clive Standen as a younger, hungrier former Bryan Mills in the aftermath of a personal tragedy. The cast also includes Jennifer Beals, Gaius Charles, Brooklyn Sudano, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Michael Irby, James Landry Hébert, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Simu Liu, and Ali Kazami.Read More…
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Taken – Season One Arrives on Blu-ray and DVD September 26th

The white-knuckle revenge thriller Taken: Season One arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD September 26 from Lionsgate. Clive Standen and Golden Globe nominee Jennifer Beals (Best Actress, Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy, Flashdance, 1984) lead an all-star cast in this thrilling prequel TV series to the blockbuster film trilogy.

The white-knuckle revenge thriller Taken: Season One arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD September 26 from Lionsgate. Clive Standen and Golden Globe® nominee Jennifer Beals (Best Actress, Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy, Flashdance, 1984) lead an all-star cast in this thrilling prequel TV series to the blockbuster film trilogy. With a loyal viewership, the show was one of the top 10 p.m. network dramas and one of NBC’s top primetime shows. The Taken: Season One Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $42.99 and $39.98, respectively.

Executive Producer Luc Besson (Taken film franchise, The Fifth Element, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
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Taken: In the NBC TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

Vulture WatchIs Bryan Mills still on the case? Has the Taken TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on NBC? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Taken season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   What's This TV Show About?Airing on the NBC television network, Taken stars Clive Standen, Jennifer Beals, Gaius Charles, Brooklyn Sudano, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Michael Irby, James Landry Hébert, and Jose Pablo Cantillo. A prequel set thirty years prior to the Liam Neeson feature film trilogy, the Taken TV show follows the young, hungry, former Green Beret, Bryan Mills (Standen). After a personal tragedy upends his life, he embarks on a quest for vengeance. While working as a CIA operative, Mills hones
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Taken: Adam Goldberg (Fargo) Joins Second Season of NBC Series

Adam Goldberg is coming to NBC. Variety reports the Fargo star has joined season two of Taken.A prequel to the Liam Neeson film franchise, the action drama stars Clive Standen as a younger Bryan Mills, a former Green Beret who embarks on a quest for vengeance after a major tragedy. The cast also includes Jennifer Beals, Gaius Charles, Brooklyn Sudano, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Michael Irby, James Landry Hébert, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Simu Liu, and Ali Kazami.Read More…
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Taken Season 2 Adds Adam Goldberg

Taken Season 2 Adds Adam Goldberg
Adam Goldberg has joined the cast of NBC’s Taken, marking the second addition to the action-drama’s Season 2 rejiggering.

Weeks after the series was renewed for the 2017-18 TV season, TVLine reported that Gaius Charles (who played John), Brooklyn Sudano (Asha), Monique Gabriela Curnen (Vlasik), Michael Irby (Scott), Jose Pablo Cantillo (Dave) and James Landry Hébert (Rem) would not be returning, while Clive Standen (Bryan Mills) and Jennifer Beals (Christina Hart) will.

Explaining that the half-dozen excised characters had not been defined enough, “We just took a look at what the essence of the show was and tried to focus in on that,
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‘Taken’ Season 2 Casts Adam Goldberg as Series Regular (Exclusive)

‘Taken’ Season 2 Casts Adam Goldberg as Series Regular (Exclusive)
Taken” Season 2 is adding Adam Goldberg in a series regular role, Variety has learned exclusively.

Goldberg will play Kilroy, a gray hat hacker described as a tech elitist who is eccentric and intelligent with a droll sense of humor.

Goldberg is a film and television veteran with almost 100 credits to his name, according to his IMDb page. He has appeared on shows like “Fargo” for its first season, “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” and multiple episodes of “Entourage,” “Joey,” and “Friends.” He will also appear in the upcoming season of the Epix series “Graves.” On the film side, he wrote, directed, and starred in the 2015 comedy “No Way Jose,” and played roles in films like “Saving Private Ryan,” “A Beautiful Mind,” “The Hebrew Hammer,” and “Dazed and Confused.”
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Surprise NBC Hit Taken Comes to Disc in Sept.

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The white-knuckle revenge thriller Taken: Season One arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD September 26 from Lionsgate. Clive Standen and Golden Globe® nominee Jennifer Beals (Best Actress, Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy, Flashdance, 1984) lead an all-star cast in this thrilling prequel TV series to the blockbuster film trilogy. With a loyal viewership, the show was one of the top 10 p.m. network dramas and one of NBC’s top primetime shows. The Taken: Season One Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $42.99 and $39.98, respectively.

Official Synopsis

Executive Producer Luc Besson (Taken film franchise, The Fifth Element, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets) delivers an action-packed prequel to the international blockbuster Taken franchise. Clive Standen (Vikings) stars as Bryan Mills, a younger, hungrier version of the iconic character played by Liam Neeson in the Taken films.

Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD Special Features
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Zygote: Jose Pablo Cantillo Talks About Stepping Into The Fascinating And Terrifying World From Neill Blomkamp

Last month, Neill Blomkamp premiered a new short film Zygote through its experimental features from Oats Studios. The fan community definitely wanted more.

The story for Zygote is fairly simple about two survivors in the near future at an underground mining facility--trapped with this hideous, most terrifying monster made out of human limbs. As a cross with The Thing and Alien, it is a face-paced, heart-pounding twenty-two minutes of non-stop action.

The short film stars Dakota Fanning and Jose Pablo Cantillo.

Lrm caught up with Jose Pablo Cantillo last month about this short film project. He discussed with us over the phone about Neill Blomkamp’s approach, direction and set design to creating this project.

You can watch Zygote at Oats Studios’ YouTube channel by clicking here or at the end of the article.

Read our conversation with Jose Pablo Cantillo below:

Lrm: Tell me on how you were brought on to this project,
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Taken Mystery Solved: Find Out Why NBC Cut 6 Cast Members

Taken Mystery Solved: Find Out Why NBC Cut 6 Cast Members
Call it Taken: Take Deux.

Back in June, TVLine broke the news that NBC pink-slipped six series regulars in the wake of the action-drama’s down-to-the-wire Season 2 pickup. The network also made a showrunner switch, tapping Person of Interest Ep Greg Plageman to replace Season 1 boss Alex Cary.

Per NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt, the drastic overhaul stemmed from a belief that Taken “needed” a creative reboot. “There’s a better show in there,” the exec tells TVLine, noting that the “essence” of the series — leads Clive Standen (Bryan Mills) and Jennifer Beals (Christina Hart) — will remain in Season 2. “We love Clive and Jennifer,
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Jessica Camacho joins Taken season 2

TV Line is reporting that The Flash star Jessica Camacho has signed on to the cast of NBC’s Taken for its upcoming second season. She is set to play a character called Santana, described as “a scary-smart, rule-breaking former Army captain who possesses an acerbic wit and calculated bravado. Her forte is logistics.”

Taken is being revamped for its second season under new showrunner Greg Plageman, with season one series regulars Gaius Charles (John), Brooklyn Sudano (Asha), Monique Gabriela Curnen (Vlasik), Michael Irby (Scott), Jose Pablo Cantillo (Dave) and James Landry Hébert (Rem) all exiting the show and only Clive Standen (Bryan Mills) and Jennifer Beals (Christina Hart) returning.

The small screen adaptation of the hit Liam Neeson action franchise is set to return to NBC in midseason, with season two running for sixteen episodes.
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Taken: Season Two; Actress from The Flash Joins NBC Series

Jessica Camacho has joined the second season of NBC's Taken TV show. TV Line reports she'll play Santana -- a series regular role. The report describes the character as, "...a scary-smart, rule-breaking former Army captain who possesses an acerbic wit and calculated bravado. Her forte is logistics."Despite lackluster season one ratings, NBC renewed Taken for a second installment, thanks in part to international sales. The 16-episode second installment will debut in the middle of the 2017-18 television season. Clive Standen and Jennifer Beals are the only members of the main cast who will return. Gaius Charles, Brooklyn Sudano, Monique Gabriela, Michael Irby, Jose Pablo Cantillo, and James Landry Hébert have been written out. Read More…
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The Flash's Jessica Camacho Joins Taken Season 2 as a Series Regular

The Flash's Jessica Camacho Joins Taken Season 2 as a Series Regular
NBC’s Taken is adding a superhero to its depleted ranks, tapping The Flash‘s Jessica Camacho to join the drama’s rejiggered second season as a series regular, TVLine has learned exclusively.

As we previously reported, Taken is shedding six series regulars — Gaius Charles (John), Brooklyn Sudano (Asha), Monique Gabriela Curnen (Vlasik), Michael Irby (Scott), Jose Pablo Cantillo (Dave) and James Landry Hébert (Rem) — under new showrunner Greg Plageman. Clive Standen (Bryan Mills) and Jennifer Beals (Christina Hart) are the only two regulars returning.

Camacho, whose TV credits also include Sleepy Hollow and Last Resort, is set to play Santana, a scary-smart, rule-breaking former Army captain who possesses an acerbic wit and calculated bravado. Her forte is logistics.

Taken‘s 16-episode second season was recently bumped from fall to midseason to give Plageman more time to execute his new vision for the series.
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Short Film Friday Returns with Neill Blomkamp's "Zygote!"

Neill Blomkamp (District 9) has completed a number of shorts as of late. Out of his new Vancouver based studio, Blomkamp has delivered: "The Escape," "Rakka," "Firebase," and now "Zygote." "Zygote" stars Jose Pablo Cantillo and Dakota Fanning. Characters are trying to survive on a remote base, with a deadly creature. The short film is visually stunning. And, everyone with a set of eyeballs should view it. The entire short, from Oats Studios, is hosted here. The story involves an Arctic mine. Two survivors fight for their lives, while evading a "new kind of terror!" Horror fans can see that terror, in the short below. It is made of several victims. Their eyeballs and arms have been amalgamated, in order to absorb even more survivors. Showing the continuing development of Computer Generated Imagery, the monster looks unusually life-like. Viewers should turn down the lights, while turning up the volume, to fully enjoy "Zygote.
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Zygote: Director Neill Blomkamp On Making Short Films And The Purpose of Oats Studios

Director Neill Blomkamp is going to push the edge on storytelling with amazing visual effects with his experimental short films.

With his Vancouver-based Oats Studios in its infancy stage, the studio has launched a series of initial short films to let the online audience give feedback and critique the company’s work. Online audiences can provide feedback through YouTube, Steam and even on Twitter. It will help Blomkamp and Oats Studios to determine the production of future filmmaking.

Zygote has been released this week which stars Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds) and Jose Pablo Cantillo (Taken). The short film follows two survivors at an arctic mining station trying to survive against this alien/zombie-like creature made from the human limbs. The feel of the short film is like a cross between The Thing and Alien.

It follows previously short films that were released earlier this summer with Rakka, Firebase,
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Watch Neill Blomkamp’s Creepy Sci-Fi Short ‘Zygote’ Starring Dakota Fanning

Oats Studios has released its latest short film, a super creepy sci-fi venture from director Neill Blomkamp called Zygote. This one stars Dakota Fanning and Jose Pablo Cantillo and is something of a cross between Alien and The Thing, as Fanning’s character is at a remote outpost in the Arctic struggling to survive against a genetically modified monster who has already killed (and assimilated) almost everyone there. This comes on the heels of three other Oats Studios shorts that Blomkamp co-wrote, directed, and released online. The first, Rakka, dropped us into the middle of a sci-fi …
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Watch: Terrifying New Oats Studios Film 'Zygote' with Dakota Fanning

"It's coming no matter what we do!" Buckle up, you're in for a crazy ride. These films are getting better and better! Oats Studios has unveiled their next new short film, titled Zygote, an intense horror action story starring Dakota Fanning and Jose Pablo Cantillo. This is perhaps the most cinematic film that Oats has released yet. Directed by the main man himself, Neill Blomkamp, this film features one helluva gnarly monster that appears halfway through. I also love the score, by Lorne Balfe, which makes this feel even more intense. At the bottom of the post, I've included a few answers from Blomkamp to follow-up questions after my first interview about Oats. It's so awesome to see them experimenting with projects like this that would never ever see the light of day in Hollywood, but now we get a chance to experience them. Get ready! Zygote is directed by South African filmmaker Neill Blomkamp.
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Oats Studios Releases Teaser For Upcoming Body Horror Film Zygote

Tomorrow, Oats Studios will be releasing Zygote, their third short film in the first volume of their films. Starring Dakota Fanning and Jose Pablo Cantillo, the film follows two people who hide in an Arctic mine only to fear a… Continue Reading →

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Taken: Season Two; Clive Standen and Jennifer Beals Return with a New Cast

Taken is making some major cast changes. TVLine reports Clive Standen and Jennifer Beals will be the only two stars returning for season two of the NBC TV show.A prequel to the Liam Neeson film franchise, the action drama stars Clive Standen as a younger Bryan Mills, a former Green Beret who embarks on a quest for vengeance after a major tragedy. The cast also includes Jennifer Beals, Gaius Charles, Brooklyn Sudano, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Michael Irby, James Landry Hébert, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Simu Liu, and Ali Kazami.Read More…
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‘Taken’ Cast Members Exit Amid Season 2 Shift

‘Taken’ Cast Members Exit Amid Season 2 Shift
Six cast members are exiting NBC drama “Taken” as part of an overhaul for the series’ second season.

Gaius Charles, Brooklyn Sudano, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Michael Irby, Jose Pablo Cantillo, and James Landry Hébertwill have left the series. The departures comes as Greg Plageman takes over as showrunner for the series and begins implementing a new vision for its second season.

Former showrunner Alexander Cary departed the series when it was renewed for a second season on NBC in May. “Taken”serves as a prequel to the hit action film franchise of the same name that starred Liam Neeson, with
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