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The Librarians Sequel Series on The CW: Everything We Know

The Librarians Sequel Series on The CW: Everything We Know
The Librarians Sequel Series on The CW: Everything We Know

A familiar face is returning to the Librarians franchise.

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Christian Kane is set to reprise his role as Jacob Stone on The CW’s The Librarians: The Next Chapter, in a guest-starring capacity.

The CW’s follow-up to the TNT series was ordered in May 2023 and centers on “a Librarian from the past, who time traveled to the present, and now finds himself stuck here.” When he returns to his castle, which is now a museum, he inadvertently releases magic across the continent. He is given a new team to help him clean up the mess he made, forming a new team of Librarians.”

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CW entertainment president Brad Schwartz had previously told TVLine that they were “100%” trying to get at least one original Librarians cast member to at least put in a cameo and pass the proverbial baton. And now they’ve secured Kane.

Read on to get the latest news on The Librarians: The Next Chapter, including casting updates, plot details and premiere intel.

What is The Librarians About?

What is The Librarians About?
What is The Librarians About?

The Librarians franchise started off as a series of made-for-TV movies headlined by ER vet Noah Wyle. He played titular librarian Flynn Carsen in 2004’s Quest for the Spear, 2006’s Return to King Solomon’s Mines and 2008’s Curse of the Judas Chalice, and later recurred on The Librarians, which aired for four seasons between 2014 and 2018.

The series starred Rebecca Romijn (as Eve Baird), Christian Kane (as Jacob Stone), Lindy Booth (as Cassandra Killian), John Kim (as Ezekiel Jones) and John Larroquette (as Jenkins).

The Librarians: The Next Chapter will serve as a follow-up to the TNT series and be set in the same universe.

Who is starring in The Librarians: The Next Chapter?

Who is starring in The Librarians: The Next Chapter?
Who is starring in The Librarians: The Next Chapter?

Jessica Green (The Outpost) has been cast as Charlie Cornwall — aka the Guardian. “Charlie, having been rejected by the Library to serve as a Guardian – essentially the bodyguard of The Librarian – was at a low point in her life when she got the call to be a ‘special guardian’ on a trial basis,” reads the official character breakdown. “Trained in the military, her dedication and martial art skills are unquestionable. If she can keep the powers that be in line, she can achieve her dream to become a permanent member of the Library.”

The Guardian is a pivotal role in the Librarians franchise. Characters who have previously served as the Guardian include Eve Baird (played by Rebecca Romijn), Charlene (Jane Curtin) and Nicole Noone (first portrayed by Sonya Walger in The Librarian: Quest for the Spear, and later by Rachel Nichols in The Librarians Season 4).

Additionally, Callum McGowan (Jamestown) will play Vikram Chamberlin, the Librarian from the year 1847 who breaks the rules and accidentally transports himself to present-day Central Europe. There, he must lead a team of talented young people in securing magical artifacts from those who would abuse them. The question is: Will Vikram keep his oath to the Library (and his new team), or will he attempt to travel back to his own time where unfinished business – and his heart – remain.

Other Next Chapter castings include Olivia Morris (Hotel Portofino) as Lysa Pascal, Bluey Robinson (Britannia) as Connor Green and Caroline Loncq (Mammals) as Mrs. Astolat.

Who is returning for The Librarians: The Next Chapter?

Who is returning for The Librarians: The Next Chapter?
Who is returning for The Librarians: The Next Chapter?

Christian Kane will reprise his role as Jacob Stone on a recurring basis. In The Librarians: The Next Chapter, Stone is “tasked by The Library to mentor and help Charlie find her confidence so she can fulfill her dream of becoming a permanent Guardian.”

No additional returnees have been announced as of press time.

Does The Librarians: The Next Chapter Have a Release Date?

Does The Librarians: The Next Chapter Have a Release Date?
Does The Librarians: The Next Chapter Have a Release Date?

The Librarians: The Next Chapter does not yet have a premiere date on The CW.

TVLine will keep this page updated as we learn more about The Librarians: The Next Chapter, so be sure to check back often. In the meantime, hit the comments with your hopes for The CW’s forthcoming sequel series.

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