The third novel in Dan Brown’s Harvard University professor Robert Langdon series, “The Lost Symbol,” was adapted for television. Films such as “The Da Vinci Code,” “Angels & Demons,” and “Inferno” had previously adapted the legendary symbologist’s exploits for the big screen. “The Lost Symbol,” a prequel series produced by Peacock, focused on Langdon’s career prior to the events of the trilogy. However, after the conclusion of the first season of the show, it appears that the streamer is done with further adventures.
“The Lost Symbol” was cancelled after one season on January 24, 2022, according to Deadline. No particular explanations for the decision were provided at the time of writing. “We were extremely thrilled to provide this action-packed mystery thriller to our members,” a Peacock official told Deadline.
This would appear to indicate that the Season 1 finale was supposed to be the series finale, but viewers of the show will almost certainly be left with the impression that there is still more to the puzzle to discover.
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Is it feasible that “The Lost Symbol” will be resurrected in the same way that shows like “One Day at a Time” and “Manifest” has been brought back from the dead for new seasons?
Let’s take a look at the hints one by one.
What are the chances of a Lost Symbol Season 2?
Before we look at whether “The Lost Symbol” will be renewed for a second season, let’s take a look at some of the elements that may have contributed to the show’s cancellation. According to The TV Rating Guide, the pilot of “The Lost Symbol” aired as a special presentation on NBC’s primetime programme in November 2021. While this does not necessarily imply that the series was a flop, it does suggest that Peacock may have struggled to generate the kind of broad enthusiasm or interest in the show that it hoped for. We can also find signs of a lack of passion in other places.
“The Lost Symbol” has a 54 per cent of critics’ approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Despite the fact that many shows go on to have numerous seasons despite not being well received by reviewers, we can see that the series’ audience score is likewise at a pitiful 53 per cent at the time of writing.
And, while “The Lost Symbol” undoubtedly has fans, they don’t appear to be mobilising in the wake of its cancellation. When “Manifest” was cancelled, fans of the programme took to social media in droves to try to find a new home for it on another network or streaming service. There does not appear to be a similar campaign in the works for “The Lost Symbol” at this time.
Is it still possible for “The Lost Symbol” to continue with all of this in mind?
The answer appears to be that it is feasible, but not likely, based on where things stood at the time of writing. A different network may step in to preserve the show, or Peacock could change its mind and give Langdon a new adventure. However, neither the streamer nor the audience appears to have the kind of enthusiasm required to make this happen.