TNT has firmed up a launch date for The Librarians.
The series – which hails from executive producers Dean Devlin, John Rogers, Noah Wyle and Marc Roskin – will kick off its 10 episode first season on Sunday December 7th at 8/7c, TVWise has learned.
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 and Librarian Flynn Carsen, who has recruited four people to aid him in his task. Those four are Eve Baird, Jake Stone, Cassandra and Ezekiel Jones.
The series is produced by Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment and is a follow up to TNT’s Librarian film franchise. That 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. Wyle is reprising his role in the series and is part of a cast that also includes Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane, John Larroquette, Lindy Booth, John Kim, Bob Newhart, Jane Curtin and Matt Frewer.
In addition to airing on TNT in the United States, The Librarians is also set to air globally in December following a deal between Universal Networks International and Electric Entertainment, which will see the series launching day and date on UNI’s Universal Channel in more than 120 countries – including the UK.
The Librarians is the latest element of TNT’s winter schedule to fall into place. The Turner owned cable network is launching the first season of the Chris Vance starrer Transporter: The Series from October 18, leading into season two in 2015; and they also have the back 9 episodes from the third season of Major Crimes, which premieres in early December.