Submitted by: Kyle Nin
Production is underway on the sequel to the Turner Network Television’s (TNT) successful original movie The Librarian: Quest for the Spear, with Noah Wyle set to reprise his role as the protector of humanity’s greatest secrets, according to an announcement by Michael Wright, senior vice president of original programming for TNT. Bob Newhart, Olympia Dukakis and Jane Curtin will also reprise their roles from the original, with Gabrielle Anwar (Scent of a Woman) set to join the cast.
Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: The Next Generation) will direct this eagerly anticipated sequel, with Dean Devlin (Independence Day, The Patriot) once again serving as executive producer under his Electric Entertainment banner. Marco Schnabel (Austin Powers in Goldmember) wrote the script based on characters created by David Titcher. Kearie Peak and Marc Roskin are executive producers, and Rachel Olschan is co-producer (all executives at Electric Entertainment). The sequel will premiere on TNT in 2006.
“The Librarian: Quest for the Spear was a huge hit for TNT, so we are thrilled to be working with Noah and the rest of the cast on board for a sequel, and we are especially thrilled to have a talented director like Jonathan Frakes helming this project,” said Wright. “With this new installment, we’re going to push Noah’s bookish adventurer even farther, taking his character and the audience on a wild ride they’ll never forget.”
The Librarian: Quest for the Spear premiered in December 2004 and ranked as ad-supported cable’s #1 movie for the year in household delivery. In the movie, Wyle plays Flynn Carsen, a brilliant man with 22 academic degrees who is hired to protect the repository of humanity’s greatest secrets, all hidden beneath the monolithic Metropolitan Library.