'The Lost Symbol': Release date, spoilers and all about Peacock mystery series

'The Lost Symbol': Release date, spoilers and all about Peacock mystery series
A still from 'The Lost Symbol' (Peacock)

There's a new Robert Langdon in town. The movies that saw Tom Hanks playing the genius symbologist will now see a younger version in the form of Ashley Zukerman playing the titular role. Peacock is bringing 'The Lost Symbol', which adapts the 2009 best-seller novel of the same name by Dan Brown. Tom Hanks last played the role in 'Inferno' (2016) and the films had skipped one of the books.

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Release date and where to watch

'The Lost Symbol' premieres September 16 on Peacock with new episodes releasing weekly. The streaming service is currently available on Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Xbox One, Vizio SmartCast TVs and LG Smart TV.


According to IMDb, the synopsis reads: "The series follows the early adventures of famed Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, who finds himself pulled into a series of deadly puzzles when his mentor is kidnapped. The CIA forces him onto a task force where he uncovers a chilling conspiracy."

Safe to say, 'The Lost Symbol' will pretty much follow the same template as the films. World-renowned symbologist Robert Langdon will be asked to help in crime investigations where the cryptic details stump the experts and detectives. Naturally, his investigations lead to massive, thrilling discoveries.



Ashley Zukerman as Robert Langdon

Ashley Zukerman (Getty Images)

The Australian-American actor plays the cryptologist in the series. He is known for playing Dr Charlie Isaacs in 'Manhattan', and the role of Peter Macleish in ABC and later Netflix's 'Designated Survivor'.

Valorie Curry as Katherine Solomon

Valorie Curry (Getty Images)

The novel sees Katherine join Langdon as his deuteragonist. The series may add a bit of a spin to her character played by Valorie Curry known for her work in 'Veronica Mars'. The 35-year-old previously essayed key roles in 'House of Lies' and 'The Following'.

Raoul Bhaneja, Sammy Rotibi and Keenan Joliff along with Sumalee Montano, Rick Gonzalez, Eddie Izzard and Beau Knapp round up the rest of the cast.


Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie will serve as writers and executive producers for 'The Lost Symbol'. Dan Brown, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Samie Kim Falvey and Anna Culp also serve as EPs. Dan Trachtenberg directed the pilot episode.



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