NBC has handed out a formal pilot pickup order for “Langdon,” 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 and is expected to serve as a prequel.
Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie (“The Crossing,” “Scream: The TV Series”) 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: TV Line