The Disney+ Original series “National Treasure” has officially started filming. 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.
Alexis shared the news on Instagram with an image of her sitting in front of her trailer. You can see that post below:
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The series also stars Academy Award and Tony Award-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, 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.
The pilot is written by Marianne and Cormac Wibberley.
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. Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Mira Nair (Queen of Katwe) is directing and executive producing.
ABC Signature is the studio.
“National Treasure” will reportedly consist of 10 episodes and filming is currently underway in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A Disney+ release date for the series has not been announced yet.
The first two National Treasure films are available to stream on Disney+.