Clive Standen as Bryan Mills
Bryan Mills (Clive Standen) fights for his life inside a secret Mexican prison at the beginning of the Season 2 premiere of NBC’s “Taken.” NBC/Jan Thijs

Bryan Mills tries to find a way back home in the Season 2 premiere of “Taken.”

According to the synopsis for Season 2, episode 1 of the NBC series, Bryan (Clive Standen) fights for his life inside a secret Mexican prison after defying Christina Hart’s (Jennifer Beals) orders and exacting revenge on the man who killed his sister at the end of Season 1. Mills plans a series of dangerous deals behind bars to put him on track for escape to the United States. But his plans change when he and a young migrant girl (Adriana Santos) are taken by human traffickers.

Meanwhile, back in the United States, Christina (Jennifer Beals) leverages her spycraft skills to obtain powerful new software that could locate Bryan. Stripped of her team at National Intelligence, Christina enlists two unlikely allies to aid in her mission to bring Mills home.

TVLine reported that those two recruits are Santana (Jessica Camacho), a former Army quartermaster who was discharged for misconduct, and Kilroy (Adam Goldberg), a grey-hat hacker who she sent to prison for hacking into the FBI.

Although lead stars Standen and Beals are reprising their roles in the new season, Season 2 is expected to be a huge departure from Season 1, as six of the original series regulars are no longer part of the show.

NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt said that the decision to pink-slip six of the show’s original series regulars was rooted from a belief that the series “needed” a creative reboot. “There’s a better show in there,” the network boss said (via TVLine) last August. “We love Clive and Jennifer, but I think we got a little disparate with [the supporting characters] and couldn’t really define them enough. So we just took a look at what the essence of the show was and tried to focus in on that. I think it’s going to be a really strong second season.”

According to Deadline, “Taken” will adopt more procedural elements in the vein of NBC’s “The Blacklist” and “Blindspot” for the new season.

“Taken” Season 2, episode 1, titled “S.E.R.E.,” airs on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 at 9 p.m. EST on NBC.