The National Treasure franchise lives on with a brand new adventure in the upcoming Disney+ series National Treasure: Edge of History, coming to Disney+ on Dec. 14 with its first two episodes, and you can get a glimpse at the new characters embarking on that adventure in the just-released trailer below.
National Treasure: Edge of History follows Jess (Lisette Olivera), who is described as a "brilliant and resourceful DREAMer" who sets out to learn the truth about her family's past and save a lost Pan-American treasure when she finds the symbol on a necklace she wears (that was her father's) to match one on an ancient box.
"Everything I thought I knew about my dad — my whole family for that matter — is a crazy riddle that can only be solved by finding this treasure," she says in the trailer.
Olivera called her character more of a "treasure protector" than hunter at the D23 Expo and noted "you may even learn more about what's on Page 47" in the series.
The series also stars Zuri Reed as Tasha, Jess' closest friend who joins her in the treasure hunt (to landmarks including the Alamo and Graceland) and is forced to reevaluate her belief system in doing so; Antonio Cipriano as Oren, who is described as "a lovable but self-obsessed goofball with an encyclopedic knowledge of conspiracy theories"; Jordan Rodrigues as Ethan, Jess' childhood best friend who has been in love with her ever since; Jake Austin Walker as Liam, a struggling musician with a permanent chip on his shoulder who never fails to make people swoon — oh, and he also happens to come from a long line of treasure hunters; Catherine Zeta-Jones as Billie, a badass, a billionaire, and a black-market antiquities expert and treasure hunter who lives and works by her own code; and Lyndon Smith as FBI Agent Ross, who is a tireless investigator and catches onto the conspiracy. Justin Bartha will guest-star, reprising his film franchise role of Riley Poole, as will Harvey Keitel, reprising his role of Peter Sadusky.
Jerry Bruckheimer, Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Wibberley, Jon Turteltaub, Jonathan Littman, and KristieAnne Reed serve as executive produce alongside writer and executive producer Rick Muirragui and director and executive producer Mira Nair. The show comes from ABC Signature.
The National Treasure film franchise began in 2004 with a movie starring Nicolas Cage that only earned a Metascore of 39. It was followed up three years later with National Treasure: Book of Secrets, which earned a Metascore of 48. A third film was in development but was hit with countless delays.