NBC Gives Production Commitment to Robert Langdon Drama Series


According to  Variety 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.

Howard directed all three of the big-screen adaptations of Brown’s novels — The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and Inferno — which starred Tom Hanks as the ever-knowledgeable and perpetually puzzle-solving Langdon. The Lost Symbol was originally set to be turned into a film, but eventually the creative forces that be decided to go with Inferno instead.

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