Interview: Lisette Olivera and the cast of National Treasure: Edge of History discuss the legacy series

When Disney said a group of fresh faces was picking up the torch for Jon Turteltaub’s National Treasure franchise, fans couldn’t believe what they were hearing. In National Treasure: Edge of History, an adventurous and puzzle-savvy woman named Jess (Lisette Olivera) discovers her family’s secret past and the villains willing to kill for it. Alongside her misfit friends, Jess unravels a mystery taking her from escape rooms to the halls of legends and beyond.

We had the pleasure of interviewing the star of National Treasure: Edge of History, Lisette Olivera, in addition to her co-stars Zuri Reed, Lyndon Smith, Jordan Rodrigues, Antonio Cipriano, and Jake Austin Walker. Speaking with the cast, we discuss escape room strategies, taking the franchise to new places, and the origins of their love for puzzles and adventure.

National Treasure: Edge of History is streaming exclusively on Disney+, with new episodes arriving weekly.


About the Author

Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.