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Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol Trailer: Langdon Decodes A Global Threat

Earlier this month, viewers learned that Peacock's Ashley Zukerman (Succession)-starring Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol would begin unraveling its mysteries this September. Now, the streaming service has released a second official trailer. In the upcoming prequel series based around Dan Brown's bestseller The Lost Symbol and the "DaVinci Code" universe, a young Robert Langdon (Zuckerman) must solve a series of deadly puzzles to save his kidnapped mentor and thwart a chilling global conspiracy.

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With the series set to premiere on Thursday, September 16, here's a more in-depth look into not only the series' overarching storyline but also establishing the global scale of the threat that Langdon and the world face:

In the previously released trailer, viewers get a look at Langdon in action in the classroom, as he explains the importance of symbols throughout history. From there, the game is afoot and the dangers get deadlier- as you're about to see in the first official look at Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol:

Sumalee Montano is set to play Sato, Director of the OS and Rick Gonzalez will portray Nunez, a uniformed Capitol policeman; with Beau Knapp set as  Mal'akh, who takes Langdon on a dangerous and arcane mission. Valorie Curry joins the series as Katherine, a scientist who studies how consciousness can affect the physical world. Eddie Izzard joins as Peter, the Director of the Smithsonian and an influential mover and shaker in Washington, D.C. In development at the studio since September 2018, Peacock's Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol will play fast and loose with the books' chronology by focusing on a younger Robert Langdon. Brown, series writers Dan Dworkin, and Jay Beattie are set to executive produce with Imagine TV Studios' Brian Grazer, Howard, Samie Falvey, and Anna Culp. Imagine TV Studios, CBS TV Studios, and Universal TV will co-produce.

"I'm absolutely thrilled to be working with Ron [Howard] and Brian [Grazer] again on another Langdon project," said Brown. "We've all wanted to make 'The Lost Symbol' for some time now, and I'm grateful to CBS Studios, Imagine Television Studios, Universal Television, and Peacock for joining forces to make this project a reality. Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie have written a phenomenally captivating script, and the casting and performances are pitch-perfect."

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Robert Langdon has appeared in five Brown novels: Angels & Demons (2000), The Da Vinci Code (2003), The Lost Symbol (2009), Inferno (2013), and Origin (2017). The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and Inferno were adapted to the big screen by Imagine Entertainment, Columbia Pictures, director Ron Howard, and actor Tom Hanks (Philadelphia, Saving Private Ryan). A movie adaptation of The Lost Symbol was originally developed as a follow-up to Angels & Demons before the decision was made to go with Inferno, instead.

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Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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