Disney has released a mysterious teaser and poster for their upcoming series National Treasure: Edge of History. The series is a reboot and continuation of the popular National Treasure film series that ran from 2004-2007 and starred Nicolas Cage as a modern-day adventurer and treasure hunter who kept his discoveries out of the wrong hands. Check out the teaser below:
NATIONAL TREASURE: EDGE OF HISTORY Teaser Trailer
We don’t get much from this teaser besides confirmation that the show is coming soon, but if the tone of the music cue used here reflects the series, we should be in for some adventurous fun akin to the films that spawned it. A 3rd National Treasure film has been talked about ever since the original ended, and while we don’t know if that will ever come to pass, at least fans of the franchise will have this to satiate them.
SAN DIEGO, Calf. (July 21, 2022) The new Disney+ Original series “National Treasure: Edge of History,” based on the hit film franchise, made its debut at San Diego Comic-Con today, complete with a Ballroom 20 panel, a new teaser trailer, and a behind-the-scenes look at the series. Moderated by comedian and influencer Jenny Lorenzo (“What’s Up, Disney+”).
The panel featured series stars Lisette Olivera, Zuri Reed, Antonio Cipriano, Jordan Rodrigues, Jake Austin Walker, Lyndon Smith, and executive producers Cormac and Marianne Wibberley. Additionally, it was announced that Harvey Keitel (“Pulp Fiction”), who played Peter Sadusky in the “National Treasure” film franchise, will join the series as a guest star in the same role. The Disney Branded Television series is produced by ABC Signature for Disney+.
The series focuses on a young heroine, Jess (Lisette Olivera), 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. During the panel, executive producers Cormac and Marianne Wibberley shared their vision for the reboot of the smash hit franchise and how incredibly thrilled they are to showcase this dream cast for the series, which also includes Academy and Tony Award®-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones. It was previously announced that Justin Bartha will guest star in the series, reprising his role as Riley Poole.
In addition to Olivera, the series also stars 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; Antonio Cipriano (“Jagged Little Pill” on Broadway) as Oren, a lovable but self-obsessed goofball with an encyclopedic knowledge of conspiracy theories that attempts to win back Tasha’s affections; Jordan Rodrigues (“Lady Bird”) as Ethan, Jess’ childhood best friend who has loved her since the day they met; 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; Catherine Zeta-Jones (“Chicago”) as Billie, a badass billionaire, black-market antiquities expert and treasure hunter who lives by her own code; and Lyndon Smith (“Parenthood”) as FBI Agent Ross, a dogged investigator who begins to realize there’s a greater conspiracy at hand.
Jerry Bruckheimer, Cormac and 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.
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We at The Illuminerdi will uncover any developments surrounding National Treasure: Edge of History as well as other events at the San Diego Comic-Con.
What do you think of the National Treasure: Edge of History teaser and poster? Are you excited about a continuation of the property? Have you ever gone on any treasure-hunting adventures? Let us know in the comments below and on our Twitter. Remember, we’re always watching.