Peacock has announced that Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol will premiere weekly on Thursdays, starting September 16 on the streaming service.
The date was revealed yesterday via a custom puzzle hidden within The New York Times, making a puzzle premiere date announcement an industry-first. To decode it yourself, please click here.
Based on Dan Brown’s international bestselling thriller The Lost Symbol (buy at Amazon), the series follows the early adventures of young Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, who must solve a series of deadly puzzles to save his kidnapped mentor and thwart a chilling global conspiracy.
The cast includes Ashley Zukerman (Succession), Valorie Curry (Blair Witch), Sumalee Montano (10 Cloverfield Lane), Rick Gonzalez (Arrow), Eddie Izzard (Ocean’s Thirteen) and Beau Knapp (Seven Seconds).
Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol is produced by CBS Studios, Imagine Television Studios and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.
Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie will serve as writers and executive producers for the series. Dan Brown, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Samie Kim Falvey, Anna Culp, John Weber and Frank Siracusa also serve as executive producers.
Dan Trachtenberg executive produced and directed the pilot. The drama project was originally developed by NBC and was ordered to pilot last year by the network.
“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, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, previously.
She added: “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.”
“I’m absolutely thrilled to be working with Ron and Brian again on another Langdon project,” said Dan Brown.
Brown added: “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.”