A National Treasure series has been given the greenlight for Disney+ Deadline is reporting. The project is being led by the film’s original producer Jerry Bruckheimer and original writers Marianne and Cormac Wibberley. It is not a continuation of the original films but instead a re-imagining. It is written by the Wibberley’s and will be directed by Mira Nair. The series will explore issues of identity, community, historical authorship, and patriotism. It will be told from the viewpoint of Jess Morales, a twenty-year-old DREAMer who, with her group of diverse friends, will set off on an adventure to uncover her family history that is a mystery and also recover lost treasure.
The film’s new star is Jess Morales, who takes the spotlight from Nicolas Cage’s Benjamin Gates in National Treasure. The Wibberleys are executive producers with Jerry Bruckheimer Television. ABC Signature is the studio being this show.
The development of the National Treasure Disney+ series has been in the works along with a trequel to the Nicholas Cage series that Jon Turtletaub brought to theaters. This movie brought Chris Bremner in as the writer in January 2020.
Disney+ has multiple series based on Disney movies in the works. They include Turner & Hooch, The Mighty Ducks, and a Beauty and the Beast spinoff.
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