Jerry Bruckheimer Reveals “National Treasure” Series in Development for Disney+ With New Cast; Production on Third Film Still Ongoing
The secret of the “National Treasure” franchise’s future has been revealed… no treasure hunt required. (Just a Disney+ subscription.)
In an interview with Collider, series producer Jerry Bruckheimer revealed that a series based on the films is in development for Disney+ with a new, younger cast. But don’t worry about missing Nicholas Cage as Benjamin Franklin Gates, because work on National Treasure 3 is still ongoing.
“We’re certainly working on one [National Treasure] for streaming and we’re working on one for the big screen. Hopefully, they’ll both come together and we’ll bring you another National Treasure, but they’re both very active….The one for Disney+ is a much younger cast. It’s the same concept but a young cast. The one for theatrical would be the same cast.”
Perhaps the most interesting part of the interview is that despite the fact that it’s been almost thirteen years since the last film was released, writing on the series is further along than the film, with a pilot script already completed.
“The film version is being written right now. The television version is in process. We have a pilot script done and an outline of the future episodes.”
Hopefully, the next mystery is when, not if, fans will be able to discover the next chapter in the saga of the Gates family.