Major new US drama for Ashley Zukerman
Aussie to play Robert Langdon, originally played on screen by Tom Hanks in the Da Vinci Code.
Aussie Ashley Zukerman (Rush, The Code, Friday on my Mind, Succession) has the title role in a new US drama, Langdon.
Based on Dan Brown’s international bestselling thriller “The Lost Symbol,” the series follows the early adventures of famed Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon who must solve a series of deadly puzzles to save his kidnapped mentor and thwart a chilling global conspiracy. He has previously been portrayed on screen by Tom Hanks in the “The Da Vinci Code,” “Angels & Demons,” and “Inferno.”
The project had originally been ordered to pilot by NBC last year, but production was shutdown due to the pandemic.
It has been picked up to series by NBCU streamer Peacock. The cast also includes Valorie Curry, Sumalee Montano, Rick Gonzalez, Eddie Izzard, and Beau Knapp.
“The team was blown away by this pilot and its enormous potential to become a big, binge-worthy hit, and our new structure enables us to move it to Peacock and give it every opportunity to make that happen,” said Susan Rovner, chairman of NBCUniversal Television and Streaming.
“Our ability to pick up a great show is no longer limited by the confines of a network schedule, giving us the freedom to say ‘yes’ to shows we love and then find them the perfect home across our portfolio.”
Brown will also executive produce along with Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Anna Culp, and Samie Falvey of Imagine Television Studios also executive producing.