Is the season 1 finale of ‘Taken’ going to wrap up everything in a neat little bow? Not exactly. HollywoodLife.com talked EXCLUSIVELY with Brooklyn Sudano, who plays Asha, about the show and the finale that will bring ‘closure’ but will leave you with questions as well.
Will the finale leave us with more questions or answers? How can you describe what we might see in the finale?
Brooklyn Sudano: Both! (Laughs) I think that there are still a lot of questions that are left unanswered, but there is enough closure with certain issues that you have a little bit of both. I think it will lead you to wanting more! Which I think is a good thing… Like I said, I am still curious, and I know what happens! I am like, ‘Wait we need to figure this out because there is so much more!’ I am chomping at the bit to get back at it!
You have done plenty of acting so far but what has Taken taught you or given you that something else may have not so far?
Brooklyn Sudano: You know, it’s been awhile since I have been on a series. I have done a bunch of pilots and on- offs and recurring, and I think having the opportunity to be a part of this big ensemble, with this kind of subject matter and having the time to delve into these type of things and having been able to craft a character. I was re-watching it and have become so attached to Asha and what her path is ahead of her and her relationship and her career and all these kind of things. I really have been able to connect to it on a much deeper level then I have been with my career in the last few years!
We have so many opportunities to watch and/or binge so many shows, see so many movies, and dive into so much entertainment. What separates Taken in your eyes to be something we should always have our eyes on and always be watching?
Brooklyn Sudano: I think Taken combines all the great elements of television and film. The show really has a very cinematic feel to it, so it feels like a movie while watching it and the intensity of the Taken films which everybody loved! I think we also have the time to develop all these different characters. I think that the spectrum of characters on the show as well is to its benefit. There is somebody on the show that you can identify with. We are dealing with issues of national security and all these kind of things and over-arching themes, but at the end of the day it is about searching for justice, searching for truth, love of your family, love of teamwork. All of these things are things that anybody can identify with, and so along with all the action stuff and stunts which is like the eye candy, these are the nutrients of the show that will bring you back more and more. Because you can really get invested in these characters…
Besides your character’s demise or the show to no longer being on, what would you not want to happen to the show as it continues?
Brooklyn Sudano: Oh… That’s a good question! Whoa! You know what, I think I can’t really say one thing or the next because… You know what, OK! I wouldn’t want to see one of the other characters’ demise. You never know, nobody is ever really safe on this show, as you probably have seen. I mean Bryan has already gotten taken so I think anything is up for grabs. As we have got every script each week, we all read it, and we are always like, ‘Oh my gosh, did you see this or that!’ I think everyone is really up for the adventure, but I would really be devastated if we lost one of our teammates…
The Taken finale will air Monday, May 1, at 10 p.m. ET on NBC.
HollywoodLifers, are you excited for the Taken finale? Do you think there will be a second season? Let us know!