National Treasure Series Reveals Its Historic Title

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By Britta DeVore | Published

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The folks behind the Disney+ National Treasure based series have unlocked their golden chest and revealed the title for the television spinoff. Sticking to the classic title, but adding some extra flair, the announcement came while talking about the show’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con. If you’re attending, you’ll be able to check out National Treasure: Edge of History centered chats from 2:15-3:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, which will be the first of the four day entertainment based event. The panel will include the cast of the new series which stars the likes of Lisette Olivera, Lyndon Smith, Zuri Reed, Jake Austin Walker, Antonio Cipriano, and Jordan Rodrigues – all of whom will be in attendance at the show’s Comic Con panel alongside executive producers, Cormac and Marianne Wibberley. Unfortunately, there’s no Nic Cage, something that isn’t quite sitting well with fans. 

National Treasure: Edge of History will follow the life of its main protagonist, Jess (Olivera), a history buff and puzzle aficionado. When it comes to the young woman, there’s no mystery too big or small for her to crack. Throughout the series, audiences will watch as Jess uncovers her familial history all while unraveling clues surrounding a long thought forgotten treasure. Along with executive producing, the Wibberleys penned the show’s debut episode which will be helmed by Mira Nair. You can see the new title below.

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National Treasure: Edge of History comes after the uber successful National Treasure franchise which saw the creation of two films in the early 2000s. The first film followed the dangerous and harrowing missions of code-breaker and history nerd Ben Gates (Nicolas Cage) on his quest to find a lost treasure. To uncover the mystery, Ben teams up with revered treasure seeker Ian Howe (Sean Bean) on an adventure that takes them to the most remote regions of the world. The two set course for the Arctic Circle where a Colonial ship reveals a clue that connects the pot o’ gold to the Declaration of Independence. Now on the right course, the duo rushes to find the missing link, but things take a turn for the worse when Ian turns his back on Ben and sets out to find the treasure all on his own. The rest of the film sees the two in a knock-down-drag-out-race to find the historical piece of writing before the other. The film’s sequel revolves around Ben trying to prove his family’s honor after having a grand-relative accused of taking part in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. It’s wild and crazy, and definitely worth a watch if you haven’t seen it. 

It’s unclear as to whether National Treasure: Edge of History will include any of the storylines put forth in the two films, but fans are certainly hoping that it will. Fandom can sink or float a new project, so it may be wise for production to listen, although it’s also understandable as to why they’d want to make a clean break from the original subject matter. Meanwhile, there was talk a few years back about a third installment in the film franchise, something that has in fact been squashed in recent years.