National Treasure: Edge of History focuses on Jess (Lisette Olivera), a brilliant and resourceful young 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.
Olivera stars alongside Zuri Reed as Tasha, Jess’ ride-or-die friend who joins the treasure hunt but is forced to re-evaluate her belief system to help her best friend; Antonio Cipriano as Oren, a lovable but self-obsessed goofball with an encyclopedic knowledge of conspiracy theories that attempts to win back Tasha’s affections; Jordan Rodrigues as Ethan, Jess’ childhood best friend who has loved her since the day they met; Jake Austin Walker as Liam, a swoon-worthy struggling musician with a permanent chip on his shoulder who comes from a long line of treasure hunters; Catherine Zeta-Jones as Billie, a badass billionaire, black-market antiquities expert and treasure hunter who lives by her own code; and Lyndon Smith as FBI Agent Ross, a dogged investigator who begins to realize there’s a greater conspiracy at hand.
Jerry Bruckheimer, Cormac and Marianne Wibberley (National Treasure), Jonathan Littman (The Amazing Race) and KristieAnne Reed (Lucifer) executive produce the series alongside Rick Muirragui (Suits), who also serves as a writer. Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure) is also an executive producer. Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding) is directing and executive producing. (official synopsis courtesy Deadline)
I love the National Treasure films.
Staring Nicholas Cage as an historian and seeker of treasure who is willing to cut some corners in pursuit of his mission du jour, though always with unwavering respect for the historical information and relics over which he stands guard, they are preposterously over the top blockbusters in the finest tradition of escapist cinema which give you a chance to live vicariously through the grand, conspiracy-laced adventures of others.
In one sense they are light as air and see through but full to the brim with engaging characters, thrilling what-ifs and and the sense that something amazing lies in wait just around the corner.
Who wouldn’t want that kind of chance to escape the stultifying bonds of day-to-day life?
Now, in a teaser revealed at San Diego Comic-Con which is currently underway in person for the first time in three years thanks to you-know-what, we get to see what lies in wait for our new adventurers in National Treasure: Edge of History, which will include, according to Variety, two of the films’ characters, Harvey Keitel as Peter Sadusky and Justin Bartha as the adorable Riley Poole.
Sure, it’s just the briefest of brief teasers but it’s enough to whet the appetite and get excited for where Jess Morales will take us in the midst of the latest captivating treasure hunt – here’s hoping it’s as thrilling as the original films because we could all use a high-speed, adrenaline-fuelled romp through history right now.
National Treasure: Edge of History is listed as streaming soon on Disney +