Making TV shows out of movies is all the rage these days, so it perhaps shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that Taken is the latest to get the small screen treatment. Developed by NBC, the show will serve as a prequel to the adventures Liam Neeson had as Bryan Mills.

So, with the movie franchise seemingly at an end, who can possibly take over the role? Well, the network has chosen Vikings star Clive Standen to play a younger version of the character. The British actor is also known for Camelot and a brief run in Doctor Who.

It was revealed last year that the show will follow Bryan before he got married and had his daughter (leading us to wonder who will get…Taken). The longline pays homage to the first movie by stating,”“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.” It was also confirmed that the show will focus on how Mills acquires his “very particular set of skills.”

What doesn’t is the fact that this Taken TV series will be set in the present day, the same time period as the movies. In that sense, it’s obviously going to be a very loose prequel.

The whole thing may sound daft, but with Alex Cary (Homeland) as the showrunner and Alex Graves (Game of Thrones) directing the pilot, this take on Taken could be pretty good…