It’s been fifteen years since the release of the last National Treasure movie, but the franchise will live on as a live-action Disney+ series. The new National Treasure series will feature a new cast of young actors and the official title has been revealed ahead of Disney’s slate at this year’s Comic-Con.
As you can see from the Tweet above, the official title of the National Treasure series will be National Treasure: Edge of History. We can expect to hear more at San Diego Comic-Con later this month. The series will be an expansion of the movie franchise and center on 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.
National Treasure: Edge of History will also star Catherine Zeta-Jones 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) 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. Justin Bartha will also be reprising his character of Riley Poole in a guest-starring role. Poole appeared in the two National Treasure movies as a computer expert and a friend to Nicolas Cage’s Benjamin Gates.
Following the release of National Treasure: Book of Secrets in 2007, a third film was in development but couldn’t get off the ground. Nicolas Cage was asked earlier this year if another National Treasure movie was possible, but he replied, “No, the priority was to turn it into a TV show so I would say probably not.” I’ve got my fingers crossed for a Nicolas Cage cameo in National Treasure: Edge of History.