After three movie outings in the guise of Tom Hanks, Robert Langdon is coming to television Peacock has released the first trailer for the TV series adaptation of Dan Brown’s best-seller The Lost Symbol.
It will be known as Dan Brown’s Langdon on the Peacock streamer and will be the fourth adaption of a Robert Langdon story, following The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons, and Inferno.
Ashley Zukerman (Designated Survivor, Succession) is in the lead role. He is joined by Valorie Curry, Sumalee Montano, Rick Gonzalez, Eddie Izzard, and Beau Knapp.
CBS Television Studios, Universal TV, and Imagine TV are co-producing the series. As you would expect, it is refitted to be a prequel that follows the early adventures of Langdon. He finds himself drawn into a race against time to solve a series of deadly puzzles in order to save his kidnapped mentor and thwart a global plot. So standard for him, then.
It was originally to be made as the third movie in the Hanks series. Following The Da Vinci Code in 2006 and Angels & Demons in 2009, Columbia Pictures began production on a film adaptation of The Lost Symbol. Hanks and Howard were expected to return for the movie.
Pre-production was expected to start in mid-2013. Then, suddenly, in July 2013 Sony Pictures announced they would instead adapt Inferno for an October 14, 2016 release.