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‘Taken’ Hires ‘Person of Interest’ EP Greg Plageman as Showrunner

He takes over for Alexander Cary on Season 2 of the NBC drama

Greg Plageman is set as the new executive producer and showrunner for Season 2 of NBC’s “Taken.”

Plageman, who was previously the showrunner and EP on CBS’ “Person of Interest,” takes over for Alexander Cary. NBC announced Cary’s exit last month.

Luc Besson, Matthew Gross, Edouard de Vésinne, Thomas Anargyros and director Alex Graves also executive produce.

“We’re thrilled to bring Greg on to run the show,” said EuropaCorp TV USA president Matthew Gross in a statement. “His enormous talent and vast experience with bold broadcast television is a perfect fit. We look forward to seeing what his vision and direction brings to ‘Taken’ and the Bryan Mills character as we move into the show’s second season.”

“Taken” averaged 6.9 million viewers overall and a 1.3 rating in adults 18-49 in its first season. It is set to return for a 16-episode Season 2.

The show stars Clive Standen (“Vikings”) as Bryan Mills, a former Green Beret who becomes a deadly CIA operative. “Taken” is based on the film trilogy that starred Liam Neeson, with the TV series picking up Mills’ story 30 years earlier in life.

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