Disney Plus is officially rebooting National Treasure as a streaming TV show
Disney is officially bringing back its long-dormant National Treasure franchise with a new TV series for Disney Plus. Deadline reports that the series has been given a ten-episode greenlight and will reimagine the treasure-hunting franchise with a younger, more diverse cast.
The new series will reportedly feature a new main character, Jess Morales, a twenty-year-old DREAMer who will (in National Treasure traditional) “uncover her mysterious family history and recover lost treasure.” The show, set to be directed by Mira Nair, is also said to look to examine “issues of identity, community, historical authorship and patriotism.”
The original films — which starred Nicolas Cage as Benjamin Franklin Gates — take a decidedly apolitical stance…