Da Vinci Code TV series Langdon finds its lead

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Ashley Zukerman recently played Nate Sofrelli on Succession…

Yung Robert Langdon series, er, Langdon, now has an actor ready to decode some of its secrets. Ashley Zukerman (Succession, Designated Survivor) will play the role made famous by Tom Hanks on the big screen in some faithful tales about the Harvard symbologist’s early years.

Langdon will adapt Dan Brown’s best-selling book The Lost Symbol, which is the only one in the series that hasn’t received the movie treatment to date. The plot will follow the character as he tries to “solve a series of deadly puzzles to save his kidnapped mentor and thwart a global conspiracy.”

Sounds about right, yeah.

Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie are writing the show for NBC, with Brown, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Anna Culp and Samie Falvey producing, and 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg both producing and helming the pilot.

This will mark the first we’ve seen of Langdon since Howard’s trilogy of The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and Inferno, which all made a decent amount of cash at the box office but weren’t particularly well received by critics. Still, if you’re a fan of Brown’s books, this could be right up your street.