NBC Plans Professor Langdon TV Series

NBC has handed out a production commitment to a drama series based on the Dan Brown novel “The Lost Symbol,” the third of the four novels about Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon and the only one thus far not to be adapted into a film.

In the series, Langdon 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. This will mark the first time someone other than Tom Hanks has played the role.

Daniel Cerone (“The Blacklist,” “Dexter,” “Constantine”) will write and executive produce. Brown will also executive produce along with Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Francie Calfo, Samie Falvey, and Anna Culp.

Imagine Television Studios, CBS Television Studios, and Universal Television are all backing the project.

Source: Variety