Sunday, April 27, 2014

TNT to Remake "The Librarian"

If you've never seen The Librarian movies starring Noah Wylie, Jane Curtain and Bob Newhart, and you like history, adventure and camp, you might want to check it out. And before TNT starts airing it's new remake.

The movies feature Noah Wyle as Flynn Carson casting about trying to retrieve historical objects of special significance. Think Nicholas Cage in the National Treasure movies with a little more camp. But the show may actually be a little closer to the SyFi Channel's Warehouse 13, currently in it's last season.

TNT's remake will be a TV series instead of movies, and they will add more Librarians to spread out the work load. The show will air later this year and TNT has green lit ten episodes.

Here's how TNT describes the show:

“The Librarians” centers on an ancient organization hidden beneath the Metropolitan Public Library that solves impossible mysteries, fights supernatural threats and recovers powerful artifacts from around the world. 
For the past 10 years, Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle) has served as the Librarian, collecting and protecting these artifacts and preventing them from falling into the wrong hands. But as great as Flynn is, the job of Librarian has become more than one person can handle. 
To aid him in his duties, the Library has recruited four people from around the world: Eve Baird (Rebecca Romijn), a highly skilled counter-terrorism agent who is responsible for protecting the group and keeping them all alive; Jake Stone (Christian Kane), an Oklahoma oil worker with an IQ of 190 and an encyclopedic knowledge of art history; Cassandra (Booth), a quirky young woman with the special gift of auditory and sensory hallucinations linked to memory retrieval, known as synesthesia; and Ezekiel Jones (John Kim), a master of new technologies and aficionado of old classic crimes who enjoys playing the role of international man of mystery.  
Overseeing the new team of Librarians is the cantankerous Jenkins (John Larroquette), an expert in ancient lore who has been working out of the Library’s branch office for longer than anyone knows. Together, they must tangle with many adversaries, chief of whom is the Serpent Brotherhood, an ancient cult led by the mysterious immortal Dulaque (Matt Frewer).

I love the addition of new librarians and the promise of Wylie, Newhart and Curtain back, if only in guest appearances. John Larroquette will make an awesome addition, but the real success of this show will depend on the strength of the storylines and of course, the Librarians. I will give this one a shot. What about you?

Yes, that is Stania Katic who plays Castle's Kate Beckett


  1. Give it a shot? I'll lie awake in bed the night before in anticipation! I love the Librarian and have seen each one several times.

  2. Be still my heart....sigh. Can't wait!