Watch: Disney+ unveils trailer for National Treasure series
James R | On 23, Jul 2022
Disney+ is getting ready to dive back into the National Treasure franchise, and a new trailer unearths a first proper look at the live-action series based on the films.
National Treasure: Edge of History focuses on Jess (Lisette Olivera), a brilliant and resourceful DREAMer who embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to uncover the truth about her family’s mysterious past and save a lost Pan-American treasure. She is joined by Zuri Reed (Flatbush Misdemeanors) as Tasha, Jess’ ride-or-die friend who joins the treasure hunt but is forced to reevaluate her belief system to help her, Antonio Cipriano (Jagged Little Pill on Broadway) as Oren, a lovable but self-obsessed goofball with an encyclopedic knowledge of conspiracy theories, Jordan Rodrigues (Lady Bird) as Ethan, Jess’ childhood best friend who has loved her since the day they met and Jake Austin Walker (Rectify) as Liam, a struggling musician with a permanent chip on his shoulder, who comes from a long line of treasure hunters. Also starring in the series are Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago) as Billie, a badass billionaire, black-market antiquities expert and treasure hunter who lives by her own code and Lyndon Smith (Parenthood) as FBI Agent Ross, a dogged investigator who begins to realise there’s a greater conspiracy at hand.
Harvey Keitel (Pulp Fiction), who played Peter Sadusky in the National Treasure, film franchise, will reprise his performance in a guest role, with Justin Bartha also set to guest star in the series, reprising his role as Riley Poole.
Behind, the camera, Jerry Bruckheimer, Cormac and Marianne Wibberley, Jonathan Littman and KristieAnne Reed executive produce the series alongside Rick Muirragui, who also serves as a writer. Jon Turteltaub is also an executive producer. Mira Nair is directing and executive producing.
Watch this space for a release date. Until then, here’s the trailer:
Catherine Zeta-Jones joins Disney+ National Treasure series
9th February 2022
Catherine Zeta-Jones has joined the cast of Disney’s National Treasure series.
The live-action series is an expansion of the National Treasure movie franchise centered on a young heroine, Jess (Lisette Alexis), a brilliant and resourceful DREAMer who embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to uncover the truth about her family’s mysterious past and save a lost Pan-American treasure.
Zeta-Jones will take a leading series regular as Billie, a badass billionaire, black-market antiquities expert, and treasure hunter who lives by her own code. She transformed herself from a penniless orphan to a shrewd, stylish businesswoman and adventurer. Billie’s used to getting what she wants—and she wants the Pan-American treasure. But not just for the money. This treasure has deeper stakes for her.
The series also stars Zuri Reed (“Flatbush Misdemeanors”) as Tasha, Jordan Rodrigues as Ethan (“Lady Bird”), Antonio Cipriano as Oren (“Jagged Little Pill” on Broadway”) and Jake Austin Walker (“Rectify”) as Liam – Jess’ friends whom she recruits to help uncover the truth about her parents and their connection to the treasure. Lyndon Smith (“Parenthood”) stars as FBI Agent Ross who assists in the quest.
Jerry Bruckheimer, Cormac & Marianne Wibberley, Jonathan Littman and KristieAnne Reed executive produce the series alongside Rick Muirragui, who also serves as a writer. Jon Turteltaub is also an executive producer. Mira Nair is directing and executive producing.
Disney+ greenlights National Treasure TV series
25th March 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.