Gaius Charles (Friday Night Lights), Monique Gabriela Curnen (Fast & Furious) and James Landry Hebert (Gangster Squad) are set as series regulars opposite Clive Standen in Taken, NBC’s straight-to-series adaptation of the hit movie franchise.
Written and executive produced by Alex Cary (Homeland), who serves as showrunner, the Taken TV series is a modern-day prequel to the film franchise that depicts how Bryan Mills (Standen) developed and sharpened his particular set of skills. EuropaCorp TV USA and Universal Television are producing.
Charles will play John, a natural-born leader who does not need to prove his mettle to anyone and is very charismatic in his stillness. He’s a member of Bryan’s OPCON (Operational Control) team, an elite unit of operatives who take care of America’s national security emergencies on the ground. Curnen is Vlasik, an integral member of OPCON, a role that has been elevated to a series regular. Hebert is Casey, another OPCON operative who takes it all very seriously and is wound a bit tight. He is dealing with some PTSD by being very effective operationally.
Charles is known for his role as Brian “Smash” Williams on Friday Night Lights. He most recently recurred on Aquarius and also was seen in Sundance feature The Stanford Prison Experiment and ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. He’s repped by Gersh and Principal Entertainment Los Angeles. Curnen recurred last season on Elementary and The Following. She’s repped by Don Buchwald & Associates, Authentic Talent & Literary Management and Stone Genow. Hebert appeared in last year’s indie Two Step and next will recur on HBO’s Westworld. He’s repped by the Kohner Agency, Link Entertainment and attorney Mark A. Johnson.