Previously announced by the streamer, the new live-action series is an expansion of the National Treasure movie franchise that puts young heroine, Jess (Lisette Alexis), at the center of this latest story. Brilliant and resourceful, Jess embarks on an unbelievable adventure to uncover the truth about her family’s past and save a lost Pan-American treasure.
Zeta-Jones has signed on to play “badass billionaire” Billie who is a black-market antiquities expert and treasure hunter who lives by her own code. After transforming herself from a penniless orphant to a shrewd and stylish businesswoman, Billie’s an adventurer.
Used to getting her way, Billie wants the same Pan-American treasure Jess is after, but there’s a catch. Billie doesn’t desire the treasure for the money as the stakes are much deeper for her. Along with Alexis, Zeta-Jones joins the cast which includes Zuri Reed as Tasha, Jordan Rodrigues as Ethan, Antonio Cipriano as Oren, and Jake Austin Walker as Liam. Meanwhile, Lyndon Smith stars as FBI Agent Ross who assists Jess on her quest.
This will serve as Zeta-Jones’ first TV role since Prodigal Son last year, she’s also set to star as Morticia Addams in Netflix‘s upcoming series Wednesday. Her previous television credits include Queen America, Cocaine Godmother, and Feud: Bette and Joan among others.
Don’t miss her as Billie when National Treasure arrives on Disney+.
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