Those of us who have been longtime fans of TNT‘s The Librarian TV movies, starring Noah Wyle, have been anxiously awaiting any more news on the upcoming spinoff series The Librarians. First, a reminder of what we know so far:
Noah Wyle, Jane Curtin and Bob Newhart will all be reprising their roles from the movies (2004’s The Librarian: Quest for the Spear, 2006’s The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines, and 2008’s The Librarian III: The Curse of the Judas Chalice) in a ‘recurring’ capacity.
Rebecca Romijn (the X-Men movies) will be protector of the Librarians; Christian Kane (Angel) plays a genius specializing in art history; Lindy Booth (Kick-Ass 2) is “a quirky young woman with the special gift of auditory and sensory hallucinations linked to memory retrieval, known as synesthesia”; and John Kim (Neighbors) plays a tech and classic crimes expert. John Larroquette (Almost Human) will be the Caretaker for the group, and Matt Frewer (Max Headroom, Orphan Black) will be an immortal leader of a mysterious cult.
And here’s the synopsis:
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. Among the artifacts housed in the Library are the Ark of the Covenant, the Spear of Destiny, the Judas Chalice and Excalibur, to name a few. Only a person with special skills could be responsible for collecting and protecting these artifacts, and more importantly, for preventing them from falling into the wrong hands.
For the past 10 years, Flynn Carsen (Wyle) has served as the Librarian. Prior to taking the job, he was a bookish nerd with 22 academic degrees and absolutely no social skills. As Librarian, however, he managed to use his extraordinary knowledge, successfully recovering ancient artifacts and, in the process, saving the world from unspeakable evil on more than one occasion. Over the last decade he’s gone from bookworm to dashing swashbuckler, one of the secret heroes of the hidden world. As great as Flynn is, the job of Librarian has become more than one person can handle.
And here’s another look at the trailer released back in May (with a head’s up that a good portion of the clips are from the TV movies):
Trailer: The Librarians
But here’s what we didn’t know: when? When do we get to see the new series? We now have TNT‘s answer:
TV Spot: The Librarians
The Librarians, starring Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth, John Kim, John Larroquette, and Noah Wyle, premieres December 7 on TNT.