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Da Vinci Code protagonist Robert Langdon coming to NBC in show based on Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol

Da Vinci Code protagonist Robert Langdon, played in three films by Tom Hanks, coming to NBC in series based on Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol

The character has been played on the big screen by Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks.

And now author Dan Brown’s Harvard University symbologist Robert Langdon is set to undergo another incarnation, this time on the small screen.

NBC has commissioned a pilot for Langdon, a TV series based on Brown’s novel The Lost Symbol, THR.com reported Wednesday.

Famous character: NBC has ordered a TV pilot centered on the adventures of Dan Brown’s fictional Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, played on the big screen by Tom Hanks

Brown achieved international fame with the publication of his novel The Da Vinci Code in 2003.

It was his fourth novel but thanks to its provocative proposition that Jesus and Mary Magdalene had a child and it was linked it to the Holy Grail legend, the book became a phenomenal bestseller.

It was turned into a movie directed by Ron Howard and starring Hanks as Langdon and the film released in 2006 also was a blockbuster.

Howard and Hanks subsequently teamed up for two more films based on Brown’s books – Angels & Demons in 2009 and Inferno in 2016.

Drama: The TV series will be based on Brown's 2009 novel The Lost Symbol. It will be written as a prequel to the three movies and focus on Langdon's early adventures

Drama: The TV series will be based on Brown’s 2009 novel The Lost Symbol. It will be written as a prequel to the three movies and focus on Langdon’s early adventures

Popular author: Brown achieved international fame with the publication of his novel The Da Vinci Code in 2003. It was his fourth novel  and became a phenomenal bestseller

Popular author: Brown achieved international fame with the publication of his novel The Da Vinci Code in 2003. It was his fourth novel  and became a phenomenal bestseller

The Da Vinci Code was turned into a movie directed by Ron Howard and starring Hanks as Langdon (pictured with co-star Audrey Tatout). The film released in 2006 was a blockbuster

The Da Vinci Code was turned into a movie directed by Ron Howard and starring Hanks as Langdon (pictured with co-star Audrey Tatout). The film released in 2006 was a blockbuster

Howard and Hanks subsequently teamed up for another Brown book Angels & Demons in 2009

A third film Inferno was released in 2016

Big screen hits: Howard and Hanks subsequently teamed up for two more films based on Brown’s books – Angels & Demons in 2009 (left) and Inferno in 2016 (right)

The TV series Langdon will serve as a prequel to the movies, focusing on the character’s early adventures.

In the drama, the symbologist must solve a series of deadly puzzles in order to save his kidnapped mentor and thwart a global conspiracy, THR.com reported.

There is no word yet on who might star as Langdon in the series being written by Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie, who also serve as executive producers.

The writing duo ‘s previous credits include MTV’s Scream, ABC’s Revenge and NBC’s The Event.

Howard will also executive produce the show through his Imagine Television production company and Dan Brown also gets an executive producer credit.

Still involved: Howard, pictured with Hanks at the Inferno premiere in 2016,  will executive produce the show through his Imagine Television production company

Still involved: Howard, pictured with Hanks at the Inferno premiere in 2016,  will executive produce the show through his Imagine Television production company

Captured imagination: The Da Vinci Code became a phenomenal bestseller thanks to its provocative proposition that Jesus and Mary Magdalene had a child and it was linked it to the Holy Grail legend

Captured imagination: The Da Vinci Code became a phenomenal bestseller thanks to its provocative proposition that Jesus and Mary Magdalene had a child and it was linked it to the Holy Grail legend

 

 

 

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