This week Disney announced five new castings for the highly anticipated National Treasure series coming to Disney+! Lyndon Smith (Parenthood), Zuri Reed (Flatbush Misdemeanors), Jake Austin Walker (12 Mighty Orphans), Antonio Cipriano(Jagged Little Pill), and Jordan Rodrigues (Light as a Feather) have been added to the series cast list along with the previously announces Lisette Alexis who will play the leading role of Jess Morales. Check out the new character descriptions and castings below:
- Zuri Reed as Tasha – is Jess’ ride-or-die best friend, whom she in high school. She is fiercely independent, a social media personality and a tech genius, who uses her platform to fight for privacy and rally against big corporations. But when she joins the treasure hunt, she’s forced to reevaluate her belief system to help her best friend.
- Lyndon Smith as FBI Agent Ross – who, after a near career-ending mistake, was reassigned to the Baton Rouge field office. When Jess and Tasha show up at her office asking for help, it’s Ross’ chance to prove herself by uncovering the truth about Jess and her mysterious connection to the treasure.
- Jake Austin Walker as Liam – is a struggling musician with a permanent chip on his shoulder who comes from a long line of treasure hunters. When his estranged grandfather passes away and Jess shows up talking about a lost treasure connected to his family, Liam finds himself magnetically drawn to Jess and the promise of fulfilling his late father’s treasure-hunting dreams.
- Antonio Cipriano as Oren – is a lovable but self-obsessed goofball with an encyclopedic knowledge of conspiracy theories, sneakers and business. He’ll spend the season attempting to win back Tasha’s affections and slowly learn that real love requires personal sacrifice.
- Jordan Rodrigues as Ethan – is known as the Golden boy, who have been best friends with Jess since her mother Manuela tutored them as children, and have loved Jess since the day they met. A Type-A rule-follower, Ethan will have to learn to relax his grip if he wants to be helpful on the hunt.
Jerry Bruckheimer has returned to produce the National Treasure series with original franchise writing duo Marianne and Cormac Wibberley. Mira Nair (Queen of Katwe) is set to direct the pilot episode. Filming is currently set to begin this spring. This is a developing story, so be sure to check back here at Chip and Company for all things Disney+!
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