Peacock has given a collection order to Dan Brown’s Langdon (fka Langdon), primarily based on Brown’s best-selling thriller novel The Misplaced Image.
The Ashley Zukerman-starring Dan Brown’s Langdon, produced by CBS Studios, Think about Tv Studios and Common Tv, was initially developed by NBC and was ordered to pilot by the community final 12 months. It was one among two 2020 drama pilots which NBC dedicated to filming final summer season; the opposite Authentic Joe, stays in sturdy rivalry, I hear.
Langdon’s pickup by Peacock illustrates the combination of NBCU’s leisure portfolio below Susan Rovner, Chairman, NBCUniversal Tv and Streaming. That is the primary main cross-division pickup since Rovner joined NBCU although I hear she and her staff additionally thought of NBC’s three 2020 comedy pilots for each the printed community and Peacock. (Of the three, American Auto and Grand Crew have been went to collection, each at NBC.)
“The staff was blown away by this pilot and its huge potential to change into an enormous, binge-worthy hit, and our new construction permits us to maneuver it to Peacock and provides it each alternative to make that occur,” mentioned Rovner. “Our skill to select up an awesome present is now not restricted by the confines of a community schedule, giving us the liberty to say ‘sure’ to exhibits we love after which discover them the right residence throughout our portfolio.”
Written by Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie, Dan Brown’s Langdon follows the early adventures of famed Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon (Zukerman), who should resolve a collection of lethal puzzles to avoid wasting his kidnapped mentor and thwart a chilling international conspiracy.
Dworkin and Beattie government produce with Think about’s Brown, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Samie Kim Falvey and Anna Culp. CBS TV Studios, the place Think about TV has a first-look deal, and Common TV, a part of Common Studio Group, co-produce.
The Final Image is the third Brown novel that includes the character of Langdon, following Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code, and is about after the occasions of Da Vinci Code.
The Langdon TV collection is a pure extension to the Robert Langdon universe Think about Leisure had constructed on the characteristic aspect at Columbia Photos with three films produced by the corporate and directed by principal Ron Howard, which starred Tom Hanks as Langdon: The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons and Inferno, primarily based on the fourth e-book within the collection. The corporate additionally had developed a film adaptation of The Misplaced Image at Sony as a follow-up to Angels & Demons earlier than the studio went with Inferno as an alternative.
“I’m completely thrilled to be working with Ron and Brian once more on one other Langdon challenge,” mentioned Brown. “We’ve all needed to make ‘The Misplaced Image’ for a while now, and I’m grateful to CBS Studios, Think about Tv Studios, Common Tv and Peacock for becoming a member of forces to make this challenge a actuality. Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie have written a phenomenally charming script, and the casting and performances are pitch excellent.”
The forged of the collection additionally contains Valorie Curry, Sumalee Montano, Rick Gonzalez, Eddie Izzard and Beau Knapp. See a first-look picture above.