Lisette Alexis (“Total Eclipse”) has been cast as the star of the upcoming “National Treasure” series to air on Disney+.
Alexis, who is Mexican American, will play Jess Morales, the 20-year-old Latina lead character previously announced. The series follows Jess, a DREAMer and brilliant mind who loves mysteries, as she uncovers the truth about her family and attempts to save a lost Pan-American treasure.
Jerry Bruckheimer, the producer of the “National Treasure” film series, is returning to executive produce the series, along with Jon Turteltaub and Marianne and Cormac Wibberley. The pilot is written by the Wibberleys and Rick Muirragui and will be directed by Mira Nair.
Production is set to start early next year.