Dan Brown's best-selling thriller The Lost Symbol is heading to the small screen, so fans of his other Robert Langdon books (think: The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons, and Inferno), listen up. Here's what we know so far:
Ashley Zukerman is taking on the role of Robert Langdon in the series.
While most people are familiar with Tom Hanks's interpretation of Brown's character, a fresh face will portray the Harvard symbology professor on television. Zukerman, who has earned acclaim for his recent performance on Succession, will play Langdon in the series.
The Lost Symbol is set in Washington, D.C.
And as with many of Brown's books, it centers around Langdon cracking a historic code, this time it's "a disturbing object–artfully encoded with five symbols," which was found in the US Capitol Building. Brown's website summarizes the book as such:
Langdon recognizes the object as an ancient invitation… one meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of esoteric wisdom.
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.
The show will be directed by Ron Howard.
A timeline for the series has yet to be announced. In the meantime, pick up a copy of the source material at the link below:
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