The ridiculous yet delightful National Treasure Franchise has been mostly dormant since 2007, waiting for stars producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Jon Turteltaub and star Nicolas Cage to match and reunite. But then, just two years ago, Bruckheimer told Collider he was working on a third film and a TV spinoff. The series entitled National Treasure: Edge of History, offers a more youthful approach to treasure hunters. But on Thursday at San Diego Comic-Con 2022, Disney Plus announced that the series will be bringing back franchise veteran Harvey Keitel.
Keitel played along National Treasure and National Treasure: Book of Secrets as Peter Sadusky, a veteran FBI agent with a crush on Benjamin Gates (Cage), a resourceful history buff with a knack for finding long-lost treasure, and his rowdy crew. Keitel will reprise the role in this 10-episode series, but the premiere date is still unknown. The actor has been trying his hand at television lately: he recently shot mikea Hulu series about Mike Tyson, and also appeared on Netflix The Irishman.
edge of history will open a new chapter in the franchise – where the 2004 and 2007 films revolve around Gates, the TV series follows Jess Morales (Lisette Olivera), a 20-something DREAMER who also loves puzzles and riddles. Written by Marianne and Cormac Wibberley and directed by Mira Nair, the series will explore the ways in which patriotism, identity and community intersect.
The show also stars Jordan Rodrigues, Zuri Reed, Antonio Cipriano and Catherine Zeta-Jones. More familiar names and faces mix in with the new: The Wibberleys wrote the first two films, and Justin Bartha, who plays Riley Poole National Treasure Movies, is hired as a guest star. We hope that Cage was able to find time to mentor this new group.
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