He’s proven to be a compelling conqueror as Rollo on Vikings, and now Clive Standen is set for an action thrill ride in NBC’s adaptation of the Taken franchise.
Standen will be taking on the role of Bryan Mills, previously made famous by Liam Neeson in the three Taken films.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new series will follow Mills as a young man, who is recruited straight out of the army by the CIA into their elite Emergency Covert Action team.
Standen is a great choice for a young Mills as he stands at 6’2, is a trained martial artist, and has the same imposing sense of performance that was utilsed by Neeson when he originally portrayed the character.
The report indicates that Standen will step into the role after his stint on Vikings ends, and with NBC working rapidly on development for Taken, Rollo may indeed meet the axe sometime this season. But whatever happens to Rollo, Standen is setting himself up for an another exciting role, and is rapidly establishing himself as a go-to leading man.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter