NBC Developing Robert Langdon Series Based On Dan Brown’s ‘The Lost Symbol’ | TV News
We’ve already had three Robert Langdon adventures on the big screen, but his next one will be taking place on the small screen. Per Deadline, NBC is developing Langdon, a new drama based on Dan Brown‘s novel, The Lost Symbol.
That was slated to be the third film in the franchise, before Sony Pictures went ahead with Inferno instead. Brown is the bestselling novelist behind Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code, the latter of which was a monumental hit and first kicked off the cinematic Robert Langdon saga with a very hyped Tom Hanks-led film in 2006.
Although The Lost Symbol takes place after The Da Vinci Code, the series is being envisioned as a prequel. It will follow the “early adventures of famed Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, who finds himself pulled into a series of deadly puzzles when his mentor is kidnapped. The CIA forces him onto a task force where he uncovers a chilling conspiracy”.
Daniel Cerone (Constantine, The Blacklist) will serve as writer and executive producer. Imagine TV, the TV arm of Ron Howard and Brian Grazer‘s Imagine Entertainment, will produce alongside Universal Television. The series has reportedly been in development, under wraps, since September.
Although the Brown novels get a lot of criticism for their pseudo-science and historical inaccuracies, they sell extremely well. It’s unsurprising that studios want to continue the series in some way. However, although Hanks was still involved in 2016’s Inferno, the series had lost any excitement it originally had by then. We’ll see if Langdon can bring it back.