Deadline reports that the earlier life of Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon will be explored as a TV series, with The Lost Symbol being produced by NBC from series creator Daniel Cerone (Motive, Constantine) at Imagine Television Studios.
Titled Langdon, the series will follow the earlier adventures and drama of Dan Brown‘s protagonist as he is coerced by the CIA to unravel a series of deadly puzzles and baffling riddles amidst the disappearance of his mentor.
With three of five Brown’s DaVinci Code novels already adapted to the big screen via Columbia Pictures, it’s unknown whether or not this series will be a reboot or an extension of the film series (although that is implied.)
Setting The Lost Symbol as a prequel also involves reworking the novels slightly, as the events portrayed therein occurred canonically after The DaVinci Code.
Brown will executive produce alongside Imagine TV Studios. CBS TV Studios and Universal Television will co-produce.
Langdon had been in development at the studio at least since last September.
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