BATON ROUGE, LA — February 9, 2022 — Disney+’s National Treasure TV series from Disney Branded Television and ABC Signature is set to start filming in Baton Rouge mid-February.
Jerry Bruckheimer, Cormac and Marianne Wibberley, Jonathan Littman and KristieAnne Reed executive produce the series alongside Rick Muirragui, who also serves as a writer. Jon Turteltaub is also an executive producer. Mira Nair is directing and executive producing the first episode.
“Bruckheimer Television is thrilled to film the National Treasure television series in the rich, cinematic community of Baton Rouge,“ said Jerry Bruckheimer.
This series is in the spirit of the National Treasure movie franchise and follows Lisette Alexis (Total Eclipse), a naturally inquisitive and talented puzzle-solving Latinx youth, on an adventure to uncover her truth and to save a lost pan-American treasure in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The series also stars Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago) as a billionaire, black-market antiquities expert and treasure hunter who transformed herself from a penniless orphan to a shrewd, stylish businesswoman and adventurer.
“Our community is honored to welcome this production to the City of Baton Rouge,” said Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome. “Our arts sector and creative economy is a key component of the foundation of our city and parish. This production is not only supporting our local economy, it is bringing our Capital City to the screen and showcasing all we have to offer.”
The production has been preparing since November and cameras will roll both on stage and all around Baton Rouge. Familiar historical spots around town will be seen on the big screen in this adventure series.
“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome ABC Signature and Jerry Bruckheimer TV to Celtic Studios for National Treasure, our second project in a row for Disney+,” said Aaron Bayham, Executive Director of Celtic Studios. “The fact that they’ve chosen Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for the next chapter of this franchise speaks to the reputation that Celtic, our city, our state, and our local industry have established. Even with the long list of projects that have called Celtic home, seeing Baton Rouge on streaming screens everywhere will make this one even more special."