People.com Entertainment TV 'National Treasure' Television Series Heading to Disney+ The streaming service has ordered 10 episodes of the series, which will reimagine the franchise By Georgia Slater Georgia Slater Twitter Georgia Slater is a writer/reporter on the Parents team at PEOPLE. She began at the brand in 2018 as an editorial intern and later returned as an intern on the Food team. Upon graduating from the University of Maryland in 2019, Georgia worked as an entertainment intern at USA Today before coming back to PEOPLE as a digital news writer. In April 2021, she began her role as a Parents writer/reporter. People Editorial Guidelines Published on March 25, 2021 10:59 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Everett Collection Benjamin Gates is handing over his torch to a new group of treasure hunters. A TV series based on the National Treasure movie franchise has gotten a 10-episode order by Disney+, Deadline and Variety reported. The series, from original producer Jerry Bruckheimer and writers Cormac and Marianne Wibberley, will reimagine the franchise as told through the lens of Jess Morales, "a twenty-year-old DREAMer who, with her diverse group of friends, sets off on the adventure of a lifetime to uncover her mysterious family history and recover lost treasure." National Treasure 3 in the Works 12 Years After Sequel's Release: Report Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding, Vanity Fair) has signed on to direct the project, and Bruckheimer and the Wibberleys will executive produce. Senior-level writers are also expected to join the series. A representative from Disney+ did not immediately return PEOPLE's request for comment. Everett The long-awaited project follows Disney's two hit films in the franchise: National Treasure in 2004 and its 2007 sequel, National Treasure: Book of Secrets. Nicolas Cage starred in both films. Derek Hough Teases His 'Smug' High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Role and Romance In January 2020, it was reported that a third National Treasure film was in the works after more than a decade since the franchise's last movie. Chris Bremner had been tapped to write the screenplay with Bruckheimer producing, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Disney+ has announced several upcoming series based on popular Disney movies, including The Mighty Ducks, Turner & Hooch, Doogie Howser, M.D. and Willow.