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Taken Down

Taken Down

  • Premiered: 
    November 4, 2018
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  • Network: RTE1
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Crime
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    Season 1

Plot Synopsis

When a Nigerian girl, Esme Lukasa, is found dead at a bus stop outside a Direct Provision Center for asylum seekers, Inspector Jen Rooney and her team investigate a refugee community, where young mother Abeni Bankole may know more than she lets on. The shaken residents there are reluctant to talk to anyone. Many are terrified of deportation; many are just frightened of the police. Some of the refugees find themselves under suspicion in surprising ways. Others have traumas from their past unearthed by the police attention with tragic consequences. The interventions of the center's manager also become increasingly sinister. When Flora, another young Nigerian girl from the same detention center, is reported missing the police wonder if there is a connection and if they have stumbled upon even more crimes in progress. It becomes a race against time for the investigative team to find Flora, which leads them into a world of trafficking and prostitution. When the police discover a brothel in the middle of the city that is connected to both Esme and Flora, they find that their moves are being countered by a cunning gang operating the brothel. TAKEN DOWN had its U.S. premiere on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT, as Acorn TV released all six episodes of the first season.



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