Sumalee Montano (Star Trek: Picard), Rick Gonzalez (Arrow), and Beau Knapp (The Good Lord Bird) are set to join Succession star Ashley Zukerman's Robert Langdon in the drama pilot Langdon from NBC and The Crossing co-creators Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie. Written and executive produced by Dworkin and Beattie and based on Dan Brown's best-selling thriller The Lost Symbol, the series follows the early adventures of the famed Harvard symbologist, who must solve a series of deadly puzzles when his mentor is kidnapped – forcing him to join a CIA task force, where he uncovers a chilling conspiracy. The three actors join previously-cast Valorie Curry (The Tick) and Eddie Izzard (Hannibal, Six Minutes To Midnight).
With the pilot expected to resume production later this year, Montano is set to play Sato, Director of the OS. Gonzalez will portray Nunez, a uniformed Capitol policeman; with Knapp set as Mal'akh, who takes Langdon on a dangerous and arcane mission. Curry joins the potential series as Katherine, a scientist who studies how consciousness can affect the physical world. Izzard joins as Curry as Peter, the Director of the Smithsonian and an influential mover and shaker in Washington, D.C.
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.
In development at the studio since September 2018, NBC's Langdon is expected to play a little "fast and loose" with the books' chronology by focusing on a younger Robert Langdon in a prequel series to the events of The DaVinci Code. Brown, Dworkin and Beattie are set to executive produce with Imagine TV Studios' Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Samie Falvey, and Anna Culp. Imagine TV Studios, CBS TV Studios, and Universal TV are set to co-produce.