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‘National Treasure’ Disney+ Series Begins Filming

It’s been nearly 15 years since National Treasure: Book of Secrets hit theaters. Since then, fans have been longing for more adventures in the hit franchise. Well, today we are one step closer to that becoming reality.

Disney+ has officially begun filming on their upcoming National Treasure spin-off series. Series’ star Lisette Alexís Gutiérrez took to her Instagram to confirm the news in front of her trailer that features her character’s name, Jess, simply saying, “here we go!!!!!!” Also, even though she is dressed very casually in the photo, it is interesting to note that she is wearing a jacket with “Virgin River Hotel and Casino” written on it which is based in Nevada.

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The newest installment on the franchise is centered on a young heroine, Jess (Lisette Alexis), a brilliant and resourceful DREAMer who embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to uncover the truth about her family’s mysterious past and save a lost Pan-American treasure. Jess will face off against Billie (played by Catherine Zeta-Jones), a badass billionaire, black-market antiquities expert, and treasure hunter who lives by her own code. She transformed herself from a penniless orphan to a shrewd, stylish businesswoman and adventurer. Billie’s used to getting what she wants—and she wants the Pan-American treasure. But not just for the money. This treasure has deeper stakes for her.

The series also stars Zuri Reed (Flatbush Misdemeanors) as Tasha, Jordan Rodrigues as Ethan (Lady Bird), Antonio Cipriano as Oren (“Jagged Little Pill” on Broadway”), and Jake Austin Walker (Rectify) as Liam – Jess’ friends whom she recruits to help uncover the truth about her parents and their connection to the treasure. Lyndon Smith (Parenthood) stars as FBI Agent Ross who assists in the quest.

Jerry Bruckheimer, Cormac & Marianne Wibberley, Jonathan Littman, and KristieAnne Reed executive produce the series alongside Rick Muirragui, who also serves as a writer. Jon Turteltaub is also an executive producer. Mira Nair is directing and executive producing.

A Disney Branded Television series, National Treasure is produced by ABC Signature, part of Disney Television Studios. Production is set to begin this month in Baton Rouge. Disney is also in development on a third installment of the Nicolas Cage-led National Treasure franchise. It is unclear what stage of development that project is in.