According to Deadline, up-and-coming actress Lisette Alexis has been tapped for the lead role in the upcoming National Treasure TV series for Disney+.

What’s Happening:

  • This TV extension to the popular National Treasure film franchise will feature Lisette Alexis (Total Eclipse) as Jess, a brilliant and resourceful Latina woman with a natural talent for solving puzzles. Jess will uncover her own storied history, along with the truth about her parents and her connection to a long-lost Pan-American treasure.
  • Jess will be taking over the lead role of the franchise from Nicolas Cage’s character from the films, Benjamin Gates.
  • The show’s pilot episode is written by Marianne and Cormac Wibberly, directed by Mira Nair, and executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Jon Turteltaub.
  • Production is expected to start in early 2022.

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