This one come as no surprise, but NBC has officially cancelled Taken. The series was pulled form the schedule back in April with the show returning May 26th to burn off the final episodes. TVLine is reporting that the network made it official today.
It’s not for lack of trying, though, as the adaptation of the Liam Neeson film franchise got two seasons to catch on. They cast Clive Standen (Vikings) in the role and after a rocky first season, there was a massive cast shake-up that saw Jennifer Beals stick around but everyone else jettisoned and Christina Hart, Jessica Comacho and Adam Goldberg brought it. And while the major cast shake-up was expected to help, the season one rating average of 1.0 demo and 5.1 million total viewers dropped to 0.4 demo rating and 2.8 million total viewers. This made it the lowest demo rated series on the network but second to the lowest in total audience, just ahead of Timeless.
Ironically, this is the series that tied up actress Comacho from her role as Gypsy on The Flash. She just guest appeared on the show last week and her character broke up with her boyfriend Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes), making her return to the series less likely.
Taken will return on Friday May 26th to finish out its run of episodes.