Cable channel TNT has announced the debut of its latest action and adventure caper “The Librarians.” The show will kick off its first season, consisting of 10 episodes, beginning Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. Read on for more details to this news update.
“The Librarians” is about an ancient organization with a hidden headquarters located under the Metropolitan Public Library. The group is bent on discovering and protecting the secrets of a mystical world hidden from reality. Along with this, they also fight any supernatural beings that threaten the secrets, which include artifacts that possess powers, as well as ancient historical and legendary items like the Ark of the Covenant, the Excalibur and the Spear of Destiny.
The main characters are Caretaker Jenkins (John Larroquete) and Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle), as the Librarian. They are aided by four other members — Cassandra Cillian (Lindy Booth), Ezekiel Jones (John Kim), Jake Stone (Christian Kane0 and Eve Baird (Rebecca Romjin).
Produced by Electric Entertainment with Dean Devlin (“Independence Day”), the series is actually a follow-up to a TV movie franchise of the same title, which also ran on TNT. To date, the franchise already has three movies released: “The Librarian: Quest for the Spear,” “The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines” and “The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice.” All of these starred Noah Wyle, in the same role as Flynn Carsen, which aired from 2004 to 2008.
With the launch of “The Librarians” in the United States, the show will also have a global premiere on the very same day in over 120 countries.
Meanwhile, to drum up publicity for the show, the cast was present at the New York Comic-Con at the Jacob Javitz Center last Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. They were part of the panel that answered questions from fans, and they also presented the very first teaser to the fantasy series. TV Guide posted the exclusive two-minute teaser on their site, while you can check out a shorter clip if you scroll down the video below.
Can't wait to get this out! So excited about our show! pic.twitter.com/7dI48qBvfr
— Dean Devlin (@Dean_Devlin) October 10, 2014
Tune to “The Librarians” when it premieres on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. on TNT. Movie News Guide (MNG) will be bringing you news and updates about the show during its run, so keep checking our site too.
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