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Dan Brown Series ‘Langdon’ in the Works at NBC

Project from writer Daniel Cerone is a sequel to ‘The Da Vinci Code’

NBC has given a production commitment to a series adaptation of Dan Brown’s “The Lost Symbol,” which is set after the events of his best selling novel “The Da Vinci Code.”

Titled “Langdon,” the sequel from writer Daniel Cerone follows the early adventures of famed Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, the same character played by Tom Hanks on the big screen. After his mentor is kidnapped, Langdon finds himself pulled into a series of deadly puzzles. The CIA then forces him onto a task force, where he uncovers a chilling conspiracy.

The novel, published in 2009, is the third in Brown’s Robert Langdon series, which also includes “The Da Vinci Code” and “Angels & Demons.”

The project hails from Imagine Television Studios, CBS Television Studios and Universal Television. Brown will serve as an executive producer alongside Cerone and Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Francie Calfo, Samie Falvey and Anna Culp of Imagine.

Howard previously directed all three film adaptations of Brown’s novels for Columbia Pictures, and was at one point expected to helm a big-screen version of “The Lost Symbol” as well. Ultimately, the adaptation was skipped over and Brown’s fourth novel, “Inferno,” became the third installment in Howard’s film trilogy in 2016.

Cerone is the creator of the ABC crime drama “Motive,” as well as short-lived TV adaptation of the DC Comics series “Constantine.” His previous credits include “Dexter,” “The Blacklist,” “The Mentalist” and “Charmed.”