TNT is moving forward with an hour-long drama series based on one of their established original film franchises.
The Turner owned network has handed a 10 episode order to The Librarians, an hour-long series envisioned as a follow up to their Librarian film franchise, which is slated to air later this year. Said franchise consisted of three films (The Librarian: Quest for the Spear, The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines and The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice) which starred Falling Skies alum Noah Wyle and aired between 2004 and 2008.
“The Librarian movies have been a huge success for TNT, and we jumped at the opportunity to build a series around the incredible world Dean Devlin and his creative partners created,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “We’re especially excited to have such an extraordinary cast behind The Librarians, and we’re grateful to have them on board as part of TNT’s continued expansion into the action-adventure genre.”
The series is being produced by Electric Entertainment and executive produced by Dean Devlin, John Rogers and Marc Roskin. Wyle has closed a deal to executive produce and reprise his role from the films in a recurring role. Rounding out the cast is Rebecca Romijn (King & Maxwell), Christian Kane (Leverage,), John Larroquette (Night Court), Lindy Booth (Dawn of the Dead) and John Kim (Neighbors); while Bob Newhart (The Big Bang Theory), Jane Curtin (3rd Rock from the Sun) and Matt Frewer (Falling Skies) are also set to reprise their roles from the film franchise.
The Librarians centers on an ancient organization hidden beneath the Metropolitan Public Library dedicated to protecting an unknowing world from the secret, magical reality hidden all around. This group solves impossible mysteries, fights supernatural threats and recovers powerful artifacts from around the world. The organisation consists of Caretaker Jenkins (John Larroquette) and Librarian Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle), who has recruited four people to aid him in his task. Those four are Eve Baird (Rebecca Romijn), Jake Stone (Christian Kane), Cassandra (Lindy Booth) and Ezekiel Jones (John Kim).