National Treasure TV series adds former Sons of Anarchy star

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The cast of the next Disney national treasure TV series continue to grow. Led by Lisette Alexis, the next national treasure The TV show on Disney+ aims to tell a new story for a new generation, set in the same universe as the feature films starring Nicolas Cage. Currently in production, national treasure added the likes of Sons of Anarchy alum Jacob Vargas to his already impressive cast.

According DeadlineVargas joins national treasure for a “very recurring role”, although it has not been revealed in how many episodes he will appear. Vargas is set to play a character named Rafael, who is described as a “robust, treasure-obsessed, adventurous soul with a good sense of humor.”

Vargas is well known for his work in the Sons of Anarchy franchise, first appearing in the flagship series as Montez. He later reprized the role in the spin-off series Mayans MC Vargas also had roles in Luke Cage and Mr. Iglesias.

Alexis plays in national treasure as Jess, a DREAMer who knows there’s more to her family than she’s been told. She has been described as a “brilliant and resourceful mind” who loves a good mystery and has a “natural knack for solving puzzles”. The cast also includes Lyndon Smith, Zuri Reed, Jake Austin Walker, Antonio Cipriano and Jordan Rodrigues. Catherine Zeta-Jones will play the antagonist of the series. Original National Treasure star Justin Bartha will reprise his role as Riley Poole for the new series.

Smith plays FBI agent Ross, an agent seeking redemption after a terrible mistake nearly ended his career. Reed stars as Tasha, a social media personality, tech whiz, and very close high school friend of Jess (Alexis). Rodrigues plays Ethan, Jess’s best friend, who has a hard time breaking the rules. Cipriano plays Oren, a class clown who knows a thing or two about conspiracy theories. Walker is set to play Liam, a struggling musician from a long line of treasure hunters.

Jerry Bruckheimer returns to executive produce the national treasure Television series after having produced the two Nicolas Cage films for Disney. He is joined by original director Jon Turteltaub and writers Marianne and Cormac Wibberly. The two Wibberlys will write the pilot episode of the television series with Rick Muirragui. Mira Nair is about to make the debut.

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