The cast of Peacock’s upcoming Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol is beginning to take shape, as Deadline has reported three new cast members have joined the series.
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Raoul Bhaneja (Clarice, Blindspot, Grand Army), Sammi Rotibi (The Obituary of Tunde Johnson, Mars, The Darkest Mind), and Keenan Jolliff (The Americans, The Get Down, Daredevil) are all set to join the show in recurring roles. The Lost Symbol will follow the early adventures of famed Harvard symbolist Robert Langdon (Ashley Zukerman) as he solves a series of deadly puzzles in an attempt to save his kidnapped mentor and unravel a chilling global conspiracy.
Bhaneja will play a harmless janitor who works at the Capitol building, who has a hidden agenda that becomes revealed throughout the series. Sammi Rotibi will play Agent Adamu, a battle-tested, Nigerian-born CIA operative who has his loyalty to superiors stretched thing. Jolliff will play Zachary Solomon, a privileged individual that was left to rot in a Turkish prison by his billionaire father after being caught trafficking drugs abroad.
The series is based on the Dan Brown series of novels, with The Lost Symbol acting as the third novel featuring the character of Robert Langdon. The book and series are set after the events of both Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code, with Valorie Curry, Sumalee Montano, Rick Gonzalez, Eddie Izzard, and Beau Knapp also set to join the series.
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Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie are attached to write the series, with CBS Studios, Imagine Television Studios, and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, set to produce it. Dworkin and Beattie will also serve as executive producers for the series, with Dan Brown, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Sami Kim Falvey, and Anna Culp also attached as executive producers. Dan Trachtenberg will executive producer as well as direct the pilot episode.