The National Treasure franchise is debuting its first television series as part of the Disney+ schedule for December 12-18.
On Wednesday, December 14, the streaming service (sign-up for Disney+ here) will release the first two installments of National Treasure: Edge of History. The first episode of the National Treasure series is directed by Mira Nair (Queen of Katwe) from a screenplay written by original film writers Marianne and Cormac Wibberley. Disney+’s series stars Lisette Alexis as Jess, Catherine Zeta-Jones (Prodigal Son) as Billie, Zuri Reed (Flatbush Misdemeanors) as Tasha, Lyndon Smith (Parenthood) as FBI Agent Ross, Jake Austin Walker (DC’s Stargirl) as Liam, Antonio Cipriano (Jagged Little Pill) as Oren, and Jordan Rodrigues (Light as a Feather) as Ethan.
Described as an expansion of the Nicolas Cage-led film franchise, “the series is set to explore timely issues of identity, community, historical authorship, and patriotism told from the point of view of Jess Morales, a twenty-year-old DREAMer who, with her diverse group of friends, sets off on the adventure of a lifetime to uncover her mysterious family history and save a lost Pan-American treasure,” reads the logline.
The series hails from the original films’ producer Jerry Bruckheimer in association with the Wibberleys, who are all serving as executive producers. It is a production by Jerry Bruckheimer Television with ABC Signature as its studio. The executive producer list includes the first film’s director Jon Turteltaub, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed, and Rick Muirragui, who is also serving as writer.
Disney+ Schedule December 12-18 | New TV & Movie Additions
Wednesday, December 14
- Alaska’s Deadliest (S1)
- Broken Karaoke (Shorts) (S1, 1 episode)
- Drain the Oceans (S5)
- The Great Christmas Light Fight (S10)
- The Owl House (S3, 1 episode)
- Positive Energy (S1)
- National Treasure: Edge of History – 2-Episode Premiere
- The Santa Clauses – Episode 6 “Chapter Six: A Christmas to Remember”
- Sumo Do, Sumo Don’t! – Episode 9
- Willow – Episode 4
Thursday, December 15
- A Very Backstreet Holiday
Friday, December 16
- Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration
- Heroes of the Long Road Home with Martha Raddatz
- Mafia Confidential
- Muppets Most Wanted (Sing-Along Version)
- Where Oceans Collide
- If These Walls Could Sing – Premiere
- Le Pupille – Premiere