Disney+ greenlights National Treasure TV series
Staff Reporter | On 25, Mar 2021
Disney+ has given the green light to a National Treasure TV series.
Disney has made no secret of its plans to build upon its brands and franchises for new original content, from series for secondary Marvel characters to its ongoing live-action remakes of animated movies. Now, hot on the heels of The Mighty Ducks and Turner & Hooch getting a TV remix, Disney+ has given a series order to a National Treasure series.
The project, based on the popular Nic Cage-starring blockbusters, has been in development at producers ABC Studios for some time, with Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the original movies, involved along with original writers Marianne and Cormac Wibberley.
The reimagining of the franchise will be directed by Mira Nair (Vanity Fair) and Jess Morales, a twenty-year-old who, with her diverse group of friends, sets off on the adventure of a lifetime to uncover her mysterious family history and recover lost treasure.
National Treasure TV series in works at Disney+
8th May 2020
A National Treasure TV series is in the works for Disney+.
Disney’s subscription service, which launched in the UK at the end of March, has wasted no time in racking up millions of subscribers, thanks to its wealth of old favourites, from Disney and Marvel films to The Simpsons (courtesy of its acquisition of Fox).
Disney has made no secret of its plans to build upon its brands and franchises for new original content, from series for secondary Marvel characters to its ongoing live-action remakes of animated movies. More recently, it’s turning favourite films into TV shows, from High School Musical to The Mighty Ducks, as well as Turner & Hooch. The latest to join the pack is National Treasure.
Collider reports that a TV show based on the popular Nic Cage-starring blockbuster is in development at producers ABC Studios. Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the movies, is involved, having recently developed a TV series at ABC based on Enemy of the State. It joins a third film in the big screen franchise, which has been in gestation for a while.
“We’re certainly working on one [National Treasure] for streaming and we’re working on one for the big screen,” Bruckheimer told the website. “Hopefully, they’ll both come together and we’ll bring you another National Treasure, but they’re both very active… The one for Disney+ is a much younger cast. It’s the same concept but a young cast. The one for theatrical would be the same cast.”
“We have a pilot script done and an outline of the future episodes,” he confirmed.