NBC has bought the rights to The Da Vinci Code prequel – Langdon. Deadline has the report, the series will be based on Dan Brown’s thriller novel, The Lost Symbol, however where that novel was a sequel, this series will be a prequel starring the same Robert Langdon character. It will be written and executive produced by Daniel Cerone, with studio connections Imagine Television Studios, Imagine Entertainment, CBS TV Studios, and Universal Television. Imagine Television Studios, CBS TV Studios and Universal Television will be co-producing, with the others on the executive production team.
Langdon will follow Robert Langdon, the famed Harvard symbologist as he finds himself pulled into a series of deadly puzzles when his mentor is kidnapped. The CIA also forces him into joining a task force where he uncovers a chilling conspiracy, The Lost Symbol is the third novel from Brown in his Robert Langdon Universe. It follows Angels & Demons, and The Da Vinci Code, set after The Da Vinci Code.
The show will be a “natural extension” to the Robert Langdon Universe built by Imagine Entertainment. We’ve had three movies set in the universe from Columbia Pictures, which starred the legendary Tom Hanks as Langdon. All three were directed by Ron Howard, The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and Inferno. Inferno was based on the fourth book in Brown’s series. Sony did have a movie adaptation planned of The Lost Symbol, but the studio chose to go with Inferno instead. This new adaptation of the novel has chosen to go outside of the movie timeline, making Langdon younger. The series has been in development since last September.
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