Author Dan Brown has sold a few books in his career. And by a few we mean more than 200 million. Tom Hanks has also stared in three adaptations of Brown’s work as the character Professor Robert Langdon. Now another one of Brown’s novels is heading to the screen—only not to theaters. Peacock has ordered a drama,
Peacock has announced its newest series will be based on his 2009 book
NBC originally developed the drama and ordered a pilot last year. But instead the show will head to the company’s streaming site as a draw for Brown’s considerable fanbase.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to be working with Ron and Brian again on another Langdon project,” said Dan Brown, in the press release. “We’ve all wanted to make
The first trailer arrived on May 17, and it certainly looks mysterious.
For those unfamiliar with
“When Langdon’s beloved mentor, Peter Solomon–a prominent Mason and philanthropist–is brutally kidnapped, Langdon realizes his only hope of saving Peter is to accept this mystical invitation and follow wherever it leads him. Langdon is instantly plunged into a clandestine world of Masonic secrets, hidden history, and never-before-seen locations–all of which seem to be dragging him toward a single, inconceivable truth.”
Much like the films have changed the timeline of Robert Langdon’s adventures, the show will instead serve as a prequel. It will follow a young version of the popular symbologist as he solves “a series of deadly puzzles to save his kidnapped mentor and thwart a chilling global conspiracy.” Peacock will not be
The show will star Ashley Zukerman (