Last year, producer Jerry Bruckheimer announced that a National Treasure Disney+ TV series was currently in the works, and now Deadline is reporting that the project has cast its lead character.
According to the outlet, emerging young actress Lisette Alexis has landed the lead in the National Treasure Disney+ TV series. The project will serve as Alexis’s third major screen credit and first lead role, after starring in Total Eclipse and this year’s indie horror film, We Need to Do Something.
The new 10-episode series will serve as an expansion of the franchise rather than a reboot and will follow Jess, a young DREAMer, played by Alexis, as she searches for answers about her family, embarking on a brand new adventure to save a lost Pan-American treasure. Jess is described as brilliant, resourceful, and always on the search for a good mystery, and will have to use her natural talent for solving puzzles to race against time to uncover her own buried history.
The writers of the original two movies Cormac & Marianne Wibberley, Bruckheimer and Jon Turteltaub will executive produce the series alongside Rick Muirragui (Suits), who also serves as a writer, as well as Jerry Bruckheimer Television’s Jonathan Littman and KristieAnne Reed. The pilot episode is written by the Wibberleys and will be directed by Mira Nair, who will also executive produce the pilot. Production is expected to start in early 2022.