Brothers everywhere will be eagerly anticipating the launch of Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol series, which will be airing exclusively on the Peacock Streaming Service later this year. After the book by the same name achieved remarkable success, with over one million copies sold on the first day after its release, we hope the series lives up to the inevitable hype.
Featuring lead character Robert Langdon, The Lost Symbol TV series has been shifted to feature before The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons, two works that any fan of Dan Brown will have also enjoyed reading.
We can expect to see many twists and turns throughout the ongoing narrative, and we can expect to follow the story through the various Masonic clues and landmarks that Brown uses in his work. While much of the parallels that Brown draws between power and Freemasonry must be taken with a pinch of salt, it’s certainly interesting to see Freemasonry at the forefront of such a popular narrative.
While some of Brown’s writing casts Freemasonry as cultish and exclusive, the author himself is wholly complimentary of the work of the Craft, and even publicized his book Inferno at Freemasons’ Hall in England. Comments that Brown made shortly before his trip to Freemasons’ Hall give us a much better idea about his feelings about the fraternity:
“I’ve nothing but admiration for an organization that essentially brings people of different religions together […] Rather than saying “we need to name God,” they use symbols such that everybody can stand together […] Freemasonry is not a religion but a venue for people to come together across the boundaries of their specific religions. It levels the playing field.”
In spite of the fact that Brown’s fiction plays into the secretive, shady narrative enjoyed by conspiracy theorists, it’s clear that he is personally fond of the Craft and believes, as we do, that it is an inherently positive thing.
As such, by bringing Freemasonry into the spotlight through his writing, Brown is contributing positively to the public discussion of the Craft, and his appearance at Freemasons’ Hall goes to show that there’s no bad feeling between the author and the fraternity.
If you haven’t read any of Dan Brown’s work, we would highly encourage you to do so. If you’re waiting patiently for the release of The Lost Symbol TV series, you can watch the trailer here to whet your appetite for what’s to come.