Weekly Round-Up with Gaius Charles of NBC’s Taken: What Do YOU Want to Know?

Last month we featured NBC’s new drama series “TAKEN” with Gaius Charles and Brooklyn Sudano. Exciting news…  It’s RobinLori will get the opportunity to speak with Gaius each week about his role and each episode!!  How cool is that?!?!!

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From Executive Producer Luc Besson comes a thrilling new addition to his iconic blockbuster action-film franchise. This new, modern-day, edge-of-your-seat thriller follows the origin story of younger, hungrier, former Green Beret Bryan Mills (Clive Standen) as he deals with a personal tragedy that shakes his world. As he fights to overcome the incident and exact revenge, Mills is pulled into a career as a deadly CIA operative, a job that awakens his very particular, and very dangerous, set of skills.  Gaius plays John – very stern and a member of Bryan’s OPCON (Operational Control) team.

TAKEN — Season: 1 — Pictured: (l-r) Brooklyn Sudano as Asha, Monique Curnen as Becca Vlasik, Jennifer Beals as Christina Hart, James Landry Hebert as Rem, Clive Standen as Bryan Mills, Michael Irby as Scott, Gaius Charles as John, Jose Pablo Cantillo as Bernie — (Photo by: Jeff Riedel/NBC)


We began our “weekly round-up” with last night’s episode… READY.   Gaius was extremely excited because it gave us a glimpse of how John and his team were actually working with Bryan and not against him.  The pilot kind of left us wondering how the pieces would fit… but we certainly got our answer last night!  This episode took us inside Bryan’s training in the field with the OPCON team and natural born leader John guiding him all the way to his 1st special ops assignment.  “Believe it or not… John really wants to see Bryan succeed and do well.” – Gaius

On a side note… I’m a basic cowboy & robber kind of gal but have always been fascinated with secret intelligence, special ops and action packed entertainment.  It was super cool to learn the cast received “hands-on” training from an actual ops agent!  Gaius mentioned it was definitely a bonus to learn real tactical skills that can be used in everyday life.

Sooooo… what should we look for in the next episode??  A little more of what Asha (Brooklyn Sudano) is up to! Watch “TAKEN” Mondays 10/9c on NBC as the show begins to peel the onion and we see what’s really behind each character.

In the meantime… scroll down below and send a comment or question YOU want me to ask Gaius.  We were just getting our feet wet on the first meeting but I will go ALL IN & get your answers during our next chat!



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