Jessica Camacho
“The Flash” star Jessica Camacho will play the role of Santana in Season 2 of “Taken.” Pictured: Camacho speaks onstage at the “Discovery Channel - Harley and the Davidsons” panel discussion at the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Aug. 1, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. Getty Images/Frederick M. Brown

Jessica Camacho has joined the cast of “Taken.”

According to TVLine, Camacho was tapped to play the series regular role of Santana in Season 2 of the NBC action thriller. Santana is described as a scary-smart, rule-breaking former Army captain and logistics expert, who possesses an acerbic wit and calculated bravado.

Shortly after her casting announcement was made, Camacho took to Instagram to express her excitement over joining the show. The 34-year-old actress, who recurs as Gypsy on CW’s “The Flash,” wrote on the social media site that she’s grateful to be part of the Luc Besson-produced series and can’t wait to start working on the project.

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News of Camacho’s casting comes a month after it was revealed that six of the original series regulars of “Taken” are not coming back for the show’s sophomore run. Those former series regulars are Gaius Charles (John), Brooklyn Sudano (Asha), Monique Gabriela Curnen (Vlasik), Michael Irby (Scott), Jose Pablo Cantillo (Dave) and James Landry Hébert (Rem). Clive Standen (Bryan Mills) and Jennifer Beals (Christina Hart) are the only Season 1 series regulars returning for next season.

The dramatic overhaul of “Taken’s” acting ensemble came two weeks after “Person of Interest” executive producer Greg Plageman was named as the new showrunner. Insiders told TVLine that Plageman has a new vision in mind for the series, and that explains the cast shake-up ahead of Season 2 filming.

“We’re thrilled to bring Greg on to run the show,” said Matthew Gross, president of EuropaCorp TV USA, in a statement last month. “His enormous talent and vast experience with bold broadcast television is a perfect fit. We look forward to seeing what his vision and direction brings to ‘Taken’ and the Bryan Mills character as we move into the show’s second season.”

Plageman took over the showrunner role from Alexander Cary, who vacated the position at the end of the show’s Season 1. According to Deadline, Cary’s exit from the show is amicable. The website also reported that the series will likely adopt more procedural elements in the vein of NBC’s “The Blacklist” and “Blindspot” for its sophomore run.

“Taken” Season 2 will premiere midseason on NBC.