Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code was a runaway success for Ron Howard and Imagine Entertainment back in 2006. But, after that film, the Robert Langdon-saga started to diminish in its returns. Howard has made the very smart move of taking this prequel novel and adapting it to the small screen this time around for Peacock. The Lost Symbol 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.

The series stars  Ashley Zukerman (“Succession”), Valorie Curry (“Blair Witch”), Sumalee Montano (“10 Cloverfield Lane”), Rick Gonzalez (“Arrow”), Eddie Izzard (“Ocean’s Thirteen”) and Beau Knapp (“Seven Seconds”). Dan Trachtenberg (“10 Cloverfield Lane”, “The Boys”) is directing the first episode. The series is once again produced through Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment.


Although the Robert Langdon-saga has lost a lot of its luster over the years… There’s nothing like a good cipher-solving/international espionage mystery. I’m really looking forward to seeing how this character translates to a long-form television series. For me, the three Tom Hanks films had engaging mysteries, but what they were really lacking was heart. Hopefully, with the longer runtime The Lost Symbol will be able to create interesting characters that you can actually care for, to go along with the case at hand. Luckily, it’s no mystery when we will get to find out, as…

The Lost Symbol premieres its first episode on Peacock Thursday, September 16th. With new episodes every week after that.

What are your thoughts on The Lost Symbol? Has this series run its course? Or do you think it has a little more life left in it?

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