Dan Brown's THE LOST SYMBOL Will Be Adapted Into a TV Series Called LANGDON
NBC is set to produce a new TV series called Langdon, which will be inspired by Dan Brown’s novel The Lost Symbol. The title of the series is the last name of the main character in the book series Robert Langdon, who has previously been played by Tom Hanks in the Ron Howard directed movies, The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons and Inferno.
Speaking of Ron Howard, he will also be a producer on the series with Brian Grazer. The series itself is being created, written, and executive produced by Daniel Cerone (Motive, Constantine).
Langdon follows ”the early adventures of famed Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, who 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.”
While The Lost Symbol book is set after the events of The Da Vinci Code, this series is changing things up and it will instead be a prequel story that focuses on a younger version of Langdon. I’m a fan of Dan Brown’s books and I think that this story will work great as a series. I think all of the books would have made better series than films. There’s so much detail in the story and characters that is lost when condensing it all down into a 2-hour film.
What do you think about NBC developing this Langdon series? Who would you like to see take on the role of a young Robert Langdon?