‘Taken’ TV show lands ‘Vikings’ season 4 star as lead

NBC has already committed to do a straight-to-series adaptation of the movie “Taken,” and we’ve known for some time that Liam Neeson was not going to star in the project. Given that the show is meant to look more at some of the “particular set of skills” that his character Bryan Mills learned over the years before having to rescue his daughter, they were going to need to find a new actor to fill the role.

So who have they chosen? Well, it’s a certain someone familiar to “Vikings” fans out there. (Warning: The following information is not necessarily a spoiler, but we know that some out there could read into it. Continue at your own discretion.)

Per Entertainment Weekly, Clive Standen, who plays the character Rollo on the History series, has officially signed on to do the “Taken” role, which we could understand leading to questions regarding whether or not he can be committed to two separate shows at the same time.

What the site reports is this: Standen is at least set to appear throughout the remainder of season 4, which has nine more episodes to air in the months ahead along with the more coming near the end of the year. We wouldn’t assume at all that the new gig necessarily means the end of Rollo, given that the real-life figure that the character is based on supposedly lives for a rather long period of time; it’ll ultimately be interesting to see what “Vikings” decides to do in the event that he ends up trying to balance the two shows in such a way.

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