TNT just gave me one of the nicest possible early Christmas presents. Thanks, guys.
First, a bit of background. I’m a fan of “The Librarian” movies, which feature a brilliant and hilarious character, Flynn Carsen, played by actor Noah Wyle (Dr. Carter from ER). I’ve mentioned this series before in my blog (read the post Contrarian Librarians).
Flynn went to work for the Metropolitan Public Library as a librarian, but his job turned out to be more than just books. The library’s underground level holds the world’s mythical treasures, including the sword Excalibur from Arthurian legend and Pandora’s box. Flynn’s job is to run around the world rescuing different precious objects and saving the world’s population in the process, aided by his bosses Judson (Bob Newhart) and Charlene (Jane Curtin).
Now, it seems that the job has gotten too big for just Flynn to handle, so a new group of people have been recruited to help Flynn. The TV series introduces new characters, all with their own areas of specialty.
I’m glad to see that these movies have now been adapted into a TV series. From the trailer, it looks like the series has a lot of humor and adventure. Noah Wyle, Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin reprise their roles, plus they’ve added some other “name” actors: Rebecca Romijn (X-Men movies), Christian Kane (Leverage) and John Larroquette (Night Court and Richie Rich).
I’m keeping my fingers crossed. TNT’s YouTube trailer is hilarious (watch it to the very end!), and I look forward to seeing the show. (Hmmm….wonder if they need any extras? I volunteer! I volunteer!)