Thirteen years after the films seemingly came to an end, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that a National Treasure television series is currently in the works at Disney+ with producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
Bruckheimer stated that the upcoming series will feature a different and younger cast than the films, presumably in an attempt to reach a broader audience for the franchise. There are currently no further details on the plot, but Bruckheimer has confirmed that the concept will remain the same as the films. He also confirmed the script for the pilot episode has been completed, along with the outline for the rest of the series.
Additionally, Bruckheimer confirmed that a third National Treasure movie is finally happening, and the script is currently in the writing process. National Treasure 3 speculation started soon after the release of the second movie, though it was never official. There is not yet information on the story or whether Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, and Justin Bartha will return for the third movie.
National Treasure (initially released in 2004) introduced us to Ben Gates (Cage), a massive American history buff from a family of treasure hunters. After learning about the Templar treasure from a young age, Ben set out to find it, enlisting the help of Abigail Chase (Kruger) and Riley Poole (Bartha). However, Ben must first steal the Declaration of Independence. National Treasure: Book of Secrets (released in 2007) follows the same trio, but this time they’re searching for the legendary City of Gold in order to prove the innocence of one of Ben’s ancestors in the assassination of Lincoln.
Both National Treasure movies are currently streaming on Disney+.