National Treasure Show: first look at the Disney+ series, Harvey Keitel
She’s going to steal the Declaration of Independence. The first look at Disney+’s new “National Treasure” series, “Edge of History,” premiered at Comic-Con, revealing the new treasure hunter stepping into the shoes of Benjamin Franklin Gates.
The 15-second teaser offers the first look at star Lisette Olivera, who plays Jess Morales, a 20-year-old Dreamer who embarks on an adventure to recover lost Pan Am treasure, uncovering shocking secrets about her family’s past in the process. .
Jake Austin Walker, who was one of the stars at Ball Room 20, described the series as a “10 hour movie”.
The stars discussed the differences between the film, which took place before the dawn of social media, and wrapped up the panel with a game of who knows who is best among stars and writers on stage, as well as a session Q&A with fans. Yes, during this conversation, executive producers Marianne and Cormac Wibberley, who wrote the original “National Treasure,” were asked if Nicolas Cage would return for the series to reprise his starring role in the films. “We wanted him, but he’s very busy,” Marianne said, with star Olivera noting that she “maybe” hopes they can bring him in one day.
The series follows the two “National Treasure” films released in 2004 and 2007, which starred Cage as Ben Gates, a historian and treasure hunter who embarks on a series of dangerous quests, including – of course – the theft of the Declaration of Independence.
Although Morales’ adventures are largely unrelated to the original Cage films, Harvey Keitel will reprise his role as Peter Sadusky and Justin Bartha is set to return as Riley Poole, Ben’s best friend and computer-savvy sidekick, when of a guest appearance. Catherine Zeta-Jones also stars in the series, alongside Zuri Reed, Jordan Rodrigues, Antonio Cipriano and Lyndon Smith.
“National Treasure: Edge of History” was first announced last year, with the series receiving a 10-episode order for its first season. Original film producer Jerry Bruckheimer is attached as executive producer, along with the Wibberleys. Mira Nair also produces and directs the show, which is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television and ABC Signature.
In addition to the Disney+ show, a third “National Treasure” movie is currently in development, with Bruckheimer producing and “Bad Boys for Life” screenwriter Chris Bremner penning the screenplay.
Watch the teaser for the “National Treasure” series below.