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National Treasure spin-off series is headed to Disney Plus

Nic Cage and Diane Kruger in National Treasure.
(Image credit: Buena Vista Pictures)

Disney Plus is getting a brand new National Treasure spin-off series to go alongside the third movie currently in the works. 

Variety reports that Disney Plus has ordered a 10-episode series based on the popular franchise that will focus on a brand new cast of players and act as a reimagining of the franchise – no Nic Cage here, unfortunately.

Original producer Jerry Bruckheimer will be returning to oversee the series, which will focus on young Jess Morales. She's a 20-year-old DREAMer who will head off on a treasure hunt, and try to uncover her family history along the way. According to the report, the series will explore identity, community, and patriotism in modern America through the eyes of its protagonist.

No casting news comes along with this announcement, but Bruckheimer has confirmed that it will continue on with the same vibe as the National Treasure films, just with a much younger cast driven by a different set of motives. 

As far as National Treasure 3 goes, director Jon Turteltaub returns to work with writer Chris Bremner. Cage, Justin Bartha, Diane Kruger, Harvey Keitel, Armando Riesco, and Jon Voight are all expected to return to their respective roles. The movie has seen continued delays since its initial announcement in 2008, but it seems to finally be making some headway toward seeing the big screen. 

While we wait for the National Treasure series, be sure to check out all the best shows on Disney Plus right now.