NBC has finally announced that "Taken" Season 2 is coming back on TV. However, amidst the good news, Alexander Cary, the executive producer, is departing the show. The production has announced that the search for a new showrunner is underway.

Season 2 will feature 16 hour-long episodes

"Taken" is a series which serves as a prequel to the popular action film franchise starring Liam Neeson, and the role on television is occupied by "Vikings" actor Clive Standen. The show is expected to air 16 hour-long episode this season. Standen, who took over the role as Green Beret Bryan Mills, will be recruited by the CIA and each mission he will uncover will help him build up his set of skills that will captivate fans of this series.

In addition to Standen, "Taken" also stars Jennifer Beals, Brooklyn Sudano, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Michael Irby, James Landry Hebert, and Jose Pablo Cantillo. Further, Luc Besson is the man behind the Film Franchise. Matthew Gross, Edouard de Vessine and Thomas Anargyros serve as the executive producers from Europa Corp TV and Universal Television.

Based on the season 1 ratings, the show has not been a stand-out. It only gained an average of 5.1 million viewers on Monday at 10 pm. However, as per Variety, the show did well internationally, and is also inexpensive to produce, thus making its second season renewal possible on NBC. Further, its international sales have helped the freshman drama land a second run.

NBC announces renewal of freshman series

Earlier this week, NBC announced the different series that would be getting renewed for the next season."Taken" season 2 joins other TV series like "Superstore" and hit dramas like "Shades of Blue." NBC also ordered the comedy series "AP Bio" which is written by Mike O'Brien and executive produced by Seth Meyers and Lorne Michaels.

"Taken" is only the third freshman show to earn a second season on NBC. It joins other TV series like "This is Us" and "The Good Place," which is scheduled for the network's 2017-2018 season.