Taken‘s quest for Season 3 has come at a price. The NBC drama is undergoing a major overhaul with six original cast members terminated from the upcoming second season, TVLine reports:
TVLine has learned exclusively that Gaius Charles (John), Brooklyn Sudano (Asha), Monique Gabriela Curnen (Vlasik), Michael Irby (Scott), Jose Pablo Cantillo (Dave) and James Landry Hébert (Rem) will not be back for the show’s 16-episode second season.
Per insiders, the cull is thought to be a cost-cutting measure and places early question marks over the likelihood of Taken surviving for Season 3.
The dramatic shake-up comes in the wake of Person of Interest EP Greg Plageman replacing Alex Cary as showrunner and NBC’s decision to quietly push the second season from fall to midseason 2018.
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the cancel/renew status of Taken Season 3…