NBC has canceled its action-drama series "Taken" starring Clive Standen and Jennifer Beals after two seasons.

"Taken" acted as a prequel to the film series of the same name starring Liam Neeson.

Standen starred as a younger version of Neeson's character Bryan Mills, as he becomes a deadly CIA operative who is recruited by Beals.

NBC recently pulled "Taken" off their schedule, hinting that a cancellation was imminent.

Producers EuropaCorp TV USA and Universal Television will be shopping "Taken" around as they search for a new platform to host the series, Variety reported.

Photo credit: Taken/NBC