Frakes To Helm 'Librarian' Sequel

By Michelle
July 28, 2005 - 7:59 PM

The sequel to TNT's hit The Librarian, which will feature Noah Wyle in a reprisal of his role as the protector of humanity's secrets, will be directed by Jonathan Frakes.

The Star Trek: The Next Generation star and two-time Star Trek movie director will helm the sequel to the December 2004 telemovie The Librarian: Quest for the Spear which was ad-supported cable's top movie for that year among households, according to The Futon Critic. This will be the Riker actor's first directing gig since the big-screen version of Thunderbirds, widely considered a critical and commercial disappointment.

In addition to Wyle, the second Librarian will feature previous stars Bob Newhart, Olympia Dukakis and Jane Curtin plus new addition Gabrielle Anwar. Independence Day's Dean Devlin will executive produce, while Goldmember's Marco Schnabel receives screenplay credit. The sequel to the story about an academic who must protect a treasure trove of documents beneath the Metropolitan Library will air on TNT in 2006.

"We are especially thrilled to have a talented director like Jonathan Frakes helming this project," said Michael Wright, senior vice president of original programming for TNT. "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.”

Frakes lists numerous episodes of Star Trek and Roswell plus the film Clockstoppers among his directing jobs.

For more information about the stars and TNT, see the original article at The Futon Critic.

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