TNT is developing a sequel series for Liam Neeson’s 2011 action thriller Unknown. Unknown, directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (The Shallows, Jungle Cruise) and produced by Dark Castle Entertainment, was released in February 2011 to mixed reviews but earned approximately $136 million at the box office on a $30 million budget. Hors de moi, a 2003 novel by French author Didier Van Cauwelaert, was made into a screenplay by Oliver Butcher and Stephen Cornwell (in English – Out of My Head).
According to Deadline, Neeson and Collet-Serra will return to executive produce a TNT one-hour drama series set after the events of the film. Instead of Neeson reprising his part, the series will centre on a new character who, like Neeson in the original, is “forced into a mind-bending journey full of twists and turns.” Collet-Serra, who has a long and glorious career behind him, will also direct.
Along with Neeson, Sean Finegan (Free Fall) will write and executive produce the pilot. Showrunners Karl Gajdusek (Stranger Things) and Speed Weed (Arrow), as well as Erik Olsen (The Dirt), Ethan Erwin, Alex Mace, and Hal Sadoff of Dark Castle Entertainment, are among the additional executive producers.
Unknown is a 2011 film starring Liam Neeson as Dr. Martin Harris, who is involved in a car accident and wakes up from a four-day coma to discover that his identity has been stolen and no one, including his wife, remembers him.
As he tries to restore his life, he becomes caught in a more complicated terrorist plot. The film also stars Diane Kruger, January Jones, Aidan Quinn, and Frank Langella, in addition to Liam Neeson.