Disney+ has ordered a 10-episode series based on National Treasure that will be a co-production from Jerry Bruckheimer Television and ABC Signature.

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What’s Happening:

  • Deadline is reporting that Disney+ has ordered a 10-episode series based on National Treasure, the Jerry Bruckheimer film series starring Nicolas Cage.
  • The series will follow a new character named Jess Morales who is on a quest to uncover her own family history.
  • The character description of Jess Morales reveals that she is a 20-year-old DREAMer in search of her own identity, community, historical authorship and patriotism.
  • The series description also promises that she will have a diverse group of friends who join her adventure, inspired by Benjamin Gates, Nicolas Cage’s character in the original film.
  • The Disney+ series does not negate development of the third film in the series, which is still being written by Chris Bremner.
  • The TV series is being written by Marianne and Cormac Wibberley, who worked on the first two films and will also serve as executive producers.
  • Mira Nair (Queen of Katwe) has been hired to direct the series.
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