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Network: NBCEpisodes: 26 (hour)Seasons: TwoTV show dates: February 27, 2017 — June 30, 2018Series status: CancelledPerformers include: Clive Standen, Jennifer Beals, Gaius Charles, Brooklyn Sudano, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Michael Irby, James Landry Hébert, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Simu Liu, and Ali Kazami.TV show description:A prequel set thirty years prior to the Liam Neeson feature film trilogy, the Taken TV show stars Clive Standen as a younger, hungrier former Green Beret, Bryan Mills. After a personal tragedy upends his life, he embarks on a quest for vengeance, as he struggles to move past the trauma.Read More…
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Taken: Cancelled NBC TV Show Returns in May; No Season Three

We hope you weren't too taken with the story of young Bryan Mills. As reported, NBC has removed season two of its Taken TV show from the schedule. Now, the Peacock network has announced the second season will resume Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 8:00pm Et/Pt. Note two things about that return date: the network is moving the show from the ICU that is Friday nights, to the hospice that is Saturdays, and the second season of Taken will not resume until after the conclusion of Nielsen's May Sweeps ratings period. 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 retooled after a flagging freshman season, also includes Jennifer Beals, Adam Goldberg, and
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Jesse Plemons Joins Dwayne Johnson in Disney's 'Jungle Cruise'

Jesse Plemons Joins Dwayne Johnson in Disney's 'Jungle Cruise'
Jesse Plemons, who starred in Black Mass and Bridge of Spies, is boarding Disney's Jungle Cruise, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

He joins Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Jack Whitehall and Edgar Ramirez in the feature adaptation of Disney's own theme-park ride. Jaume Collet-Serra, the filmmaker behind The Shallows and Liam Neeson films such as The Commuter and Non-Stop, will helm the project, which is set in the early 20th century in the Amazon jungle.

Plemons will play a villain in Jungle Cruise, with Johnson in the role of a boat captain who takes his sister (Blunt) and her brother...
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‘Taken’ Pulled Off of NBC Schedule, Moves to Saturdays

“Taken” is being pulled off of the NBC schedule, Variety has confirmed.

The sophomore drama will no longer air on Fridays for the broadcaster. Instead, it will begin airing the remaining episodes of Season 2 on Saturdays beginning May 26. The move means an almost certain cancellation for the series. The show’s renewal last year was something of a surprise, given that the series averaged just a 1.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 5.1 million viewers per episode in Live+Same Day.

However, the show had been popular internationally and was relatively inexpensive to produce. NBC also overhauled the show for Season 2, with
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'Taken' Reboot Basically Dead at NBC

'Taken' Reboot Basically Dead at NBC
Taken has effectively been taken out to pasture.

NBC has yanked the second-year drama — a reboot of the Liam Neeson film — from its home on Fridays, effectively canceling the drama starring Clive Standen and Jennifer Beals. The handful of episodes remaining will be burned off on Saturdays at 8 p.m. starting May 26 (aka after sweeps).

The drama was renewed for a 16-episode second season — with a new showrunner — after the prequel series was a decent, if not great, performer during its rookie run on Mondays after The Voice. The drama's status as a cost-effective co-production between...
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Taken Yanked Off Schedule by NBC, Will Move to Saturdays This Summer

NBC is taking Taken out of its primetime lineup: The action thriller has been pulled from its Fridays-at-9 timeslot, effective this week, sources confirm for TVLine.

After a brief hiatus, Season 2 of Taken will resume on Saturday nights (yikes) at 8/7c this summer, beginning May 26. Dateline will air in its place for at least the next three Fridays.

SpoilerTV first reported on Taken‘s Friday exit.

Based on the Liam Neeson big-screen franchise, Taken stars Clive Standen (Vikings) and Jennifer Beals (The L Word) as members of a team of covert operatives who conduct dangerous rescue missions across the globe.
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Chris Hemsworth in '12 Strong,' Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, FandangoNOW, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical The Commuter The Post In the Fade Ghost Stories (horror; Martin Freeman, Alex Lawther, Paul Whitehouse; available 4/20 on cable Mod and in select...
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Taken: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three on NBC?

Vulture Watch Have Bryan Mills and his team saved the day, yet again? Is the Taken TV show cancelled or renewed for a third season on NBC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Taken, season three. 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 as a young, but still lethal Bryan Mills. The cast also includes Jennifer Beals, Adam Goldberg, and Jessica Camacho. This prequel series to the Liam Neeson feature film trilogy centers on Mills, as he and his team undertake rescue missions around the globe. Read More…
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2018 Tribeca Film Festival Highlights

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Next week sees the arrival of New York’s 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival, running 18th-29th April, boasting a vast array of film and TV screenings, starry anniversary reunion events, concerts, on stage interviews and discussions, as well as a focus on games and Vr experiences. Below are just some of this year’s highlights, for the full lineup and to purchase tickets for films and events visit the official Tribeca website: https://www.tribecafilm.com/

Stars and filmmakers set to attend this year’s festival include Steven Spielberg, Liam Neeson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sam Rockwell, Alec Baldwin, Bradley Cooper, Jamie Foxx, Spike Lee, Brian De Palma, Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Viola Davis, Thandie Newton, Saoirse Ronan and Tribeca Co-Founder Robert De Niro.

Opening Night

2018 Tribeca Opening Night ‘Love Gilda’

The 2018 edition opens with the World Premiere of documentary Love, Gilda, directed by Lisa D’Apolito, saluting the career
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Interview: Director/Co-Writer Jeff Wadlow Talks Truth Or Dare

Arriving in theaters this weekend is director/co-writer Jeff Wadlow’s Truth or Dare, which puts a supernatural spin on the popular game of the same name after a group of friends traveling in Mexico for spring break end up trapped in a deadly game where the stakes are life or death. Truth or Dare was produced by Blumhouse, and co-stars Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane, Sophia Taylor Ali, Landon Liboiron, and Nolan Gerard Funk.

Daily Dead caught up with Wadlow during the press day for Truth or Dare, and he chatted about how he managed to figure out a way to infuse the game of "truth or dare?" with a very personal brand of horror, collaborating with the ensemble who become the heart of the film, why the movie needed to be PG-13, and whether or not he’s even considered a Truth or Dare sequel at this point.
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Liam Neeson, Lesley Manville join Northern Ireland-set 'Normal People'

Liam Neeson, Lesley Manville join Northern Ireland-set 'Normal People'
Principal photography will commence in early July in Belfast.

Liam Neeson (Schindler’s List) and Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread) are to star in Normal People, a Northern Ireland-set love story based on a script from Irish playwright Owen McCafferty.

Principal photography on the film will start on location in Belfast in early July.

Normal People will be directed by Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn, who helmed another recent Northern Ireland pic, the punk rock record store feature Good Vibrations.

Produced by Canderblinks Films and Out Of Orbit, CAA arranged financing for the project and is representing domestic distribution rights,
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Liam Neeson, Lesley Manville to Headline Bankside’s ‘Normal People’

Liam Neeson, Lesley Manville to Headline Bankside’s ‘Normal People’
Academy Award nominees Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville are set to headline romantic drama “Normal People.” Bankside Films, which is handling international sales and will be pitching the project to buyers at Cannes next month, describes the Ireland-set film as “a story of love, survival and the epic questions life throws at each and every one of us.”

Neeson and Manville star as Tom and Joan, a married couple with an easy relationship and a depth of love which expresses itself through tenderness and humor. When Joan is diagnosed with breast cancer, the course of her treatment shines a light on their relationship as the pair face the challenges that lie ahead and the prospect of what might happen in the future. The film is scheduled to begin shooting in early July on location in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Manville joins the production hot off her Oscar and BAFTA nominations for
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Liam Neeson, Lesley Manville Join Indie Romance 'Normal People'

Liam Neeson, Lesley Manville Join Indie Romance 'Normal People'
Liam Neeson and Phantom Thread actress Lesley Manville are teaming up for Normal People, an Ireland-set drama about a couple dealing with the emotional impact of the wife's cancer diagnosis, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn will direct the indie for Out of Orbit and Canderblinks Films, with Bankside Films to start shopping the project to international buyers at Cannes.

Normal People, based on a screenplay by veteran Northern Ireland playwright Owen McCafferty, stars Neeson and Manville as a long-married couple who test their relationship and face an uncertain future when the wife is unexpectedly diagnosed...
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Liam Neeson And Lesley Manville To Star In Northern Ireland-Set Love Story ‘Normal People’

Liam Neeson And Lesley Manville To Star In Northern Ireland-Set Love Story ‘Normal People’
Exclusive: In what is sure to be one of the prestige titles on sale at Cannes next month, I can reveal that screen heavyweights Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville are to star in upcoming love story Normal People, which is due to get underway in early July on location in Belfast, Northern Ireland. CAA, which packaged the movie, reps domestic distribution, with Bankside Films on board for international sales. This is one of the buzziest projects of its type from this side of…
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Liam Neeson Cast In Romantic Drama Normal People

Liam Neeson has been cast in the forthcoming romantic drama, Normal People. After making a name for himself in films such as Steven Spielberg’s 1993 World War II piece, Schindler’s List, Neeson appeared in several big-budget franchise movies including Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and Batman Begins, playing Qui-Gon Jinn and Ra’s al-Ghul, respectively. More recent years have seen the Irish actor earn a reputation for tough guy secret agent-style roles, thanks to his starring turn in the Taken series, Run All Night, Non-Stop, and The Commuter.
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China box office: 'Ready Player One' stays top for second week

With $170.5m total, China is the film’s biggest market so far.

Thanks to the three-day Qing Ming holidays (similar to All Souls’ Day in the West) which ran from Thursday – Saturday, last week’s Chinese box office (Apr 2-8) soared by about 27% week-on-week, the first rise in six weeks post-Chinese New Year.

Ready Player One earned $105.5m in its second week, making it the first Us film to top the charts for two straight weeks in 2018. Standing at $170.5m after 10 days, Warner Bros’ sci-fi adaptation is now the highest grossing foreign film and the fifth highest grossing film overall this year.
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New to Streaming: ‘The Commuter,’ ‘Lover for a Day,’ ‘The Post,’ ‘The Florida Project,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

The Commuter (Jaume Collet-Serra)

In the world of Hollywood where “action” is often synonymous with CGI-heavy monstrosities splattered across the screen backed by an assaultive sound design, the blissful visual coherence and immaculately-constructed thrills in the films of Jaume Collet-Serra can feel like the third coming of Alfred Hitchcock (after Brian De Palma, of course). Following a trio of films led by Liam Neeson, he shortened his scope
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Liam Neeson as Cupid is Deadly Effective

I’m not sure how effective Liam Neeson would be as a classic Cupid but as an assassin posing as the bow and arrow-wielding bringer of love he’d absolutely deadly. Can you imagine this guy trying to sink an arrow into someone so that they’d fall in love with someone else? It’d be creepy as all hell to see him sneering and snarling at you as he tries to get you to fall in love. In fact I think you’d want him to Avoid using the arrow and just intimidate you into asking the object of your affection out on a

Liam Neeson as Cupid is Deadly Effective
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Colin Farrell Checks into Rehab for a 'Tune-Up': 'He Isn't Drinking Again,' Says Source

Colin Farrell Checks into Rehab for a 'Tune-Up': 'He Isn't Drinking Again,' Says Source
Colin Farrell has checked himself into rehab as a preventative measure.

“He isn’t drinking again,” a source tells People. “He worked back-to-back projects and just needed a break. He’s been sober 12 years and wanted to do this to make sure he stays that way. He’s taking some me-time and doing a tune-up and a reset. This was all his idea.” The Daily Mail was first to report he had entered rehab.

The actor and father of two — Henry, 9, with Alicja Bachleda-Curu?, and James, 14, with Kim Bordenave — recently finished production on two new films: the Disney live-action remake of Dumbo and Widows,
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‘The Commuter’ Behind-the-Scenes Clip Breaks Down the Art of a Liam Neeson Fight Scene

Liam Neeson has been kicking ass on the regular since his unexpected turn towards action with 2008's Taken, and in the ten years since he's done some of his best B-movie thrillers with The Shallows director Jaume Collet-Serra. The latest collab from the duo, The Commuter, arrived in theaters earlier this year and with the Blu-ray release around the corner, we've got an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip taking a look at the art of ass-kicking the Liam Neeson way. This time around Neeson stars as insurance salesman, Michael, who finds himself embroiled …
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