National Treasure: Edge Of History: 7 Quick Things To Know About The Disney+ Series

With an endless amount of space to fill with its extensive library of original content, Disney+ has become home to television series based on various films released by the House of Mouse over the years. Since the launch of the service in 2019 we were treated to shows like The Mighty Ducks: The Game Changers, Andor (who widens the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story universe), and even High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, among others. And now, one of the most successful live-action adventure film franchises released by Disney in the 21st century will soon get the small-screen treatment.

National Treasure: Edge of History, which continues the legacy of Jerry Bruckheimer-produced blockbusters starring Nicolas Cage as a treasure hunter who will do anything to uncover a good mystery, comes as a streaming series. Although we don’t know Cage’s Benjamin Franklin Gates statusand if he pops up and steals the Declaration of Independence at some point in the series, we know quite a bit about the next must-watch action-adventure series…

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National Treasure: Edge of History premieres December 14 on Disney+

The Fall 2022 TV lineup has seen its fair share of new series, especially when it comes to the Disney+ release, and that will continue until the end of the year when National Treasure: Edge of History makes its debut. On December 14the highly anticipated series will debut with not one, but two episodes, kicking off a new adventure set in the world of incredible success national treasure movies. Episodes will be released on a weekly basis thereafter.

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The series centers on a young explorer in search of hidden treasure and the truth about her family.

The first two installments of the films centered around Nicolas Cage’s intrepid historian, cryptographer, and treasure hunter Benjamin Franklin Gates, but this time around there will be a new heroine. Disney announced that National Treasure: Edge of History will focus on a young woman whose life is turned upside down after discovering that her deceased father may be the key to a centuries-old treasure. As she searches for the long-lost fortune, she will also uncover truths about her own family’s history.

Lisette Olivera and Catherine Zeta Jones in National Treasure: Edge of History

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The National Treasure: Edge Of History Cast is led by franchise newcomers Lisette Olivera and Catherine Zeta-Jones

The films both featured great ensembles with top-notch talent, and it looks like the upcoming Disney+ series will be no different. Playing Jess Valenzuela, the young adventurer at the heart of National Treasure: Edge of History is Lisette Olivierawhose previous credits include total eclipse and We have to do something. Appearing opposite the show’s star, Catherine Zeta-Jones, who will take on the role of the villainous Billie Pearcea fierce character who will stop at nothing to claim this priceless treasure.

Other cast members include Jake AustinWalker, Jordan Rodriguez, Zuri Roseau, Antonio Ciprianoand Lyndon Smith. But those are just the newcomers, as some franchise staples are also set to appear…

Justin Bartha in National Treasure;  Harvey Keitel in National Treasure: Edge of History

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National Treasure veterans Harvey Keitel and Justin Bartha will return for Disney+ series

While doubtful, we’ll see Nicolas Cage’s Benjamin Franklin Gates or Diane Kruger’s Dr. Abigail Chase (perhaps they’ll be back for the long sleep national treasure 3), but two franchise staples will reprise their roles on National Treasure: Edge of History when it debuted in December.

In April 2022, it was revealed that justin bartawho played Riley Poole in national treasure and its sequel, book of secrets, would be return to the franchise, in which it looks like he’ll be playing a slightly older version of Gates’ best friend and adventurer. A few months later, a trailer for the upcoming series was shown at San Diego Comic-Con where it was revealed that Harvey Keitel would also come back as Peter Sadusky, who first meets Gates and his gang after the adventurer steals the Declaration of Independence

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The Disney+ series is an extension of the National Treasure franchise

Although we don’t yet know how National Treasure: Edge of History will be related to the first two films (aside from including two of the films’ stars), Disney has revealed that the upcoming streaming series will be an expansion of the franchise. Ideally, this could lead to more characters from the movies appearing at some point by the time the show ends, especially Sean Bean’s Ian Howe, as Benjamin Franklin Gates’ friend-turned-foe was one of the few roles in famous actor known for portraying unhappy characters who is not dead.

This “expansion” talk also leaves the door open for the show to lead to national treasure 3, who may or may not happenbut we’ll have to wait and see for that.

Lisette Olivera in National Treasure: On the Edge of History

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National Treasure: The Boundary of History is Set After the Movies

National Treasure: Edge of History will not be a prequel to the 2004 film or its 2007 sequel, and will instead be set after the events of the films, according to Variety. Exactly when the series takes place has not been officially revealed at this point, but judging by the tech featured in the show’s first trailer, it looks like the next Disney+ series will take place now or earlier.

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National Treasure screenwriters Cormac and Marianne Wibberley wrote the new Disney+ series

The National Treasure: Edge of History The streaming series should have a similar tone to the two films, as the new show was created by two of the writers who helped bring the franchise to life in the first place. Disney announced that Cormac and Marianne Wibberley, often referred to as the Wibberleys, have come on board to write and produce the series in addition to pitching the project. Hollywood mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who was at the forefront of the first two films, is also one of the show’s producers.

There’s not much time left before we’re off on another epic adventure with National Treasure: Edge of Historybut only for those who have a Disney+ subscription.

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