Everyone knows religious symbologist Robert Langdon as the protagonist of Dan Brown’s inexplicably popular series of novels, or perhaps as Tom Hanks, given the film adaptations of The Da Vinci Code in 2006, Angels and Demons in 2009, and Inferno in 2016. But the forthcoming adaptation of Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol is taking a different approach, airing as a weekly series exclusively on NBC’s streaming service, Peacock. Here’s all the information we have about the show so far.
Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol release date
Starting on September 16, the show will premiere weekly every Thursday on Peacock. In a fitting though unusual move, the date was revealed via a custom puzzle hidden within The New York Times, which you can attempt to decode yourself if you feel like it, though I’m not sure how much it’ll be worth it given I’ve already told you the answer. Still, it’s an industry-first novelty, so you wouldn’t want to miss that.
Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol plot
From the press release:
Based on Dan Brown’s international bestselling thriller “The Lost Symbol,” the series follows the early adventures of young Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, who must solve a series of deadly puzzles to save his kidnapped mentor and thwart a chilling global conspiracy.
Sounds very much like a Robert Langdon adventure to me! Interestingly, the book isn’t a prequel, but the show’s timeline has been changed to make it one, probably because Hanks wasn’t on board.
Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol cast
Ashley Zukerman will play the younger Langdon, and he’ll be joined by Valorie Curry as Katherine Solomon, Sumalee Montano as Inoue Sato, Rick Gonzalez as Nunez, Eddie Izzard as Peter Solomon (interesting choice), and Beau Knapp as Mal’akh. You’ll find some even bigger names in the producer credits, though, with a who’s who of writers and Hollywood heavyweights getting those, including Dan Brown himself, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Samie Kim Falvey, Anna Culp, John Weber and Frank Siracusa. Dan Trachtenberg, whose impressive resume includes 10 Cloverfield Lane and The Boys, executive produced and will direct the first episode.
Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol trailer