The Da Vinci Code Prequel Set at NBC

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It looks like one reboot of a popular novel/movie series is not enough for NBC. 

Deadline is reporting that the Peacock network is developing a prequel series of The Da Vinci Code and that it will feature a young Robert Langdon. 

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While the show is being billed as a prequel, it will actually be based on the novel The Lost Symbol, the third in Dan Brown's Robert Langdon books. 

For some reason, the popular Tom Hanks fronted movie series skipped the third book entirely, opting to end the movie franchise with Inferno. 

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The novel takes place after The Da Vinci code, but thanks to the power of the reboot, the series will take place long before the original novel. 

The series is said to center on a young Robert Langdon, a Harvard professor “who finds himself pulled into a series of deadly puzzles when his mentor is kidnapped,” per the official description.

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“The CIA forces him onto a task force where he uncovers a chilling conspiracy.”  

Daniel Cerone (The Blacklist) will pen the pilot, and executive produced the project. What's more, Ron Howard, who directed the three movies, will also executive produce. 

There's no telling whether any of the actors from the movies will appear, but given that this is set several years before the first movie, it's unlikely. 

The network previously ordered Lincoln, a TV series inspired by the best-selling The Bone Collector book. 

It follows a "former NYPD detective and forensic genius Lincoln Rhyme was at the top of his game until a serious accident at the hands of a notorious serial killer forces him out of the field," according to the official logline.

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"When Amelia Sachs, an intuitive young officer who’s got her own gift for profiling finds herself hot on the killer’s trail, Rhyme in turn finds a partner for this new game of cat and mouse."

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"As the unlikely detective duo joins forces to crack the city’s most confounding cases, they must also race to take down the enigmatic “Bone Collector” who brought them together."

Russell Hornsby and Arielle Kebbel are attached to lead the cast. 

Assuming Langdon makes the cut for a series order, it's possible that NBC could pair these two shows up. 

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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