Ashley Zukerman lands titular role in NBC’s Langdon pilot
Deadline brings word that Succession actor Ashley Zukerman has officially been cast for the leading role in NBC’s upcoming drama pilot titled Langdon, based on author Dan Brown’s best-selling thriller novel The Lost Symbol. Zukerman will take on the titular role of a young Robert Langdon, who was famously portrayed by Oscar winner Tom Hanks in the Robert Langdon film trilogy.
Based on Dan Brown’s book The Lost Symbol, the pilot, titled Langdon, 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.
If Langdon is picked up to series, someone other than Hanks would be taking over the Langdon role for television. Hanks previously played the character in Ron Howard’s The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and Inferno. The films were produced by Imagine Entertainment.
The Langdon pilot will be written by Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattle (The Crossing, MTV’s Scream, American Horror Story), who will also executive produce alongside Brown, Howard, Brian Glazer, Anna Culp, and Imagine Television’s Samie Falvey. CBS Television Studios and Universal Television will produce the project.
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