Rick Gonzalez to co-star in NBC pilot Langdon, the Da Vinci Code prequel opposite Ashley Zukerman, Sumalee Montano and Beau Knapp.
The potential series is based on Dan Brown’s bestselling novel The Lost Symbol.
Written by Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie, Langdon follows the early adventures of famed Harvard Symbologist Robert Langdon (Zukerman), who must solve a series of deadly puzzles to save his kidnapped mentor and thwart a chilling global conspiracy.
Gonzalez will play Nunez, a uniformed Capitol policeman. Montano will play Sato, Director of the OS. Knapp portrays Mal’akh, who takes Langdon on a dangerous and arcane mission.
Also starring in the pilot are Valorie Curry and Eddie Izzard.
The project hails from Imagine Television, CBS TV Studios and Universal Television. It is among five 2020 pilots which NBC has committed to filming later this year, once production can safely begin amid coronavirus restrictions.
Dworkin and Beattie executive produce with Brown and Imagine’s Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Samie Falvey and Anna Culp. CBS TV Studios, where Imagine TV has a first-look deal, and Universal TV co-produce.
The Lost Symbol is the third Brown novel featuring the character of Langdon, following Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code, and is set after the events of Da Vinci Code.