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‘National Treasure’ Disney+ Original Series Adds Director Nathan Hope

Filming is currently underway for the upcoming Disney+ Original series “National Treasure.”  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.

As previously announced, the series stars multiple award-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones (“Ocean’s Twelve”) as Billie, a badass billionaire, black-market antiquities expert and treasure hunter who lives by her own code; 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 best friend; Jordan Rodrigues (“Lady Bird”) as Ethan, Jess’ childhood best friend who has loved her since the day they met; Antonio Cipriano (“Jagged Little Pill” on Broadway) as Oren, a loveable but self-obsessed goofball with an encyclopedic knowledge of conspiracy theories that attempts to win back Tasha’s affections; Jake Austin Walker (“Rectify”) as Liam, a swoon-worthy struggling musician, with a permanent chip on his shoulder, who comes from a long line of treasure hunters. Jess recruits her friends 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.

It was also recently announced that actor Justin Bartha is returning to guest star and reprise the character of Riley Poole from the hit “National Treasure” franchise.

According to Knight Edge Media, director and cinematographer Nathan Hope (Lucifer, Titans) has signed on to direct an episode of the series. Hope joins previously announced director Mira Nair.

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+.

Source: Knight Edge Media via The DisInsider

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