Today The Walt Disney Company held its annual shareholders meeting. During the webcast, Disney unveiled a sizzle real of all the projects that are currently in development at Disney and we got our first look at the upcoming Disney+ Original series “National Treasure” which you can see below.
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.
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. In addition, Catherine Zeta-Jones has been cast as Billie a badass billionaire, black-market antiquities expert, and treasure hunter who lives by her own code and Breeda Wool (Mass) will play Kacey, a sarcastic, kick-ass henchwoman and Billie’s second-in-command.
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.
A Disney Branded Television series, “National Treasure” is produced by ABC Signature, part of Disney Television Studios.
“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+.