The upcoming National Treasure series in development for Disney Plus has cast Lisette Alexis in its lead role. Alexis recently acted in the horror film We Need to Do Something, and the drama series Total Eclipse.
Deadline reports Alexis will play Jess Morales, the main character in search of answers about her family, as well as a lost Pan-American treasure. Production on the show will start early next year.
Earlier this year, Disney ordered 10 episodes of the National Treasure show. Jerry Bruckheimer, producer of the National Treasure movie series, and original writers Marianne and Cormac Wibberley are working on the show. Bruckheimer has previously explained the TV series as, “the same concept but a young cast.”
Previous reports on the show said it, “explores the timely issues of identity, community, historical authorship and patriotism, told from the point of view of Jess Morales,” who we now know will be played by Alexis.
As for the original cast from National Treasure and its sequel, Book of Secrets, Nicolas Cage and other familiar faces have a chance to return in the long-awaited National Treasure 3. The threequel has been rumored since way back in 2008, and was confirmed to be in development last year.
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