Peacock Will Bring Us An Adaptation Of Dan Brown’s Langdon Series
Dan Brown is no stranger to seeing his books adapted for screen. The bestselling author of The Da Vinci Code has seen three of his books adapted into movies. Tom Hanks starred in those films as the symbologist Robert Langdon. But now a new series from Peacock will serve as a prequel to those movies and books. Peacock will bring us an adaptation of The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown, in a series called Dan Brown’s Langdon. Personally, I prefer the book title. But Peacock is clearly banking on the name recognition of the author as a way to draw viewers in.
Dan Brown’s Langdon Series Will Come To Peacock
Sumalee Montano as Agent Sato, Ashley Zukerman as Robert Langdon, Rick Gonzalez as Nunez (Image via Peacock)
The Lost Symbol was originally written as a sequel to The Da Vinci Code. It follows Robert Langdon as he races against the clock to solve a series of puzzles in attempt to save his mentor. But the story is being rewritten as a prequel starring a younger Robert Langdon. That means we are unlikely to see Tom Hanks return to the role. Early photos from Dan Brown’s Langdon adaptation seem to indicate that Ashley Zukerman (Succession) will play the young Langdon. Also starring is Valorie Curry (Veronica Mars), Sumalee Montano (Star Trek: Picard), Rick Gonzalez (Arrow), Eddie Izzard (Hannibal), and Beau Knapp (The Good Lord Bird).
Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie who both work as writers and producers for Star Trek: Discovery – which just aired its season 3 finale – will bring their talents to Dan Brown’s Langdon series. The team behind the previous Dan Brown adaptations will also produce bringing Brian Grazer and Ron Howard onboard.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to be working with Ron and Brian again on another Langdon project,” said Dan Brown, in a press release. “We’ve all wanted to make The Lost Symbol for some time now, and I’m grateful to CBS Studios, Imagine Television Studios, Universal Television and Peacock for joining forces to make this project a reality. Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie have written a phenomenally captivating script, and the casting and performances are pitch perfect.”
Image via Sony Pictures
We will surely be keeping an eye on the adaptation for Dan Brown’s Langdon series as we learn more. In the meantime stay tuned to Comic Years on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on all things genre.
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