“See You On the Picket Lines”: Canceled Disney Show Star Joins Writers’ Strike

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Credit: Disney+

National Treasure: Edge of History is a Disney+ show that recently premiered on the streaming platform amidst a great deal of fanfare from enthusiasts who grew up on the original National Treasure and National Treasure: Book of Secrets adventure films about the treasure hunter Benjamin Gates.

The series was canceled after just one season, much to said fans’ chagrin, but apparently one actress from the action-packed adventure series is not done dealing with Disney!

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Justin Bartha as Riley Poole, Nicolas Cage as Benjamin Franklin Gates, and Diane Kruger as Dr. Abigail Chase in ‚ÄėNational Treasure‚Äô. Credit: Disney

“I Miss Residuals”

Actress Lyndon Smith, who played an FBI agent named Agent Ross on National Treasure: Edge of History, has just revealed in her most recent Instagram post that she plans to join the ongoing writers’ strike and will “be at Disney tomorrow for any interested parties.”

“I miss residuals. See you on the picket lines,” Lyndon added.

Smith became a fan favorite after playing a major role on the show, but soon learned of the Disney+ show’s cancellation and responded with sadness just like her co-stars did. The actress also just appeared on the D23 podcast for an enthusiastic interview.

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Lisette Olivera, Zuri Reed, Antonio Cipriano, and Jordan Rodrigues in ‘National Treasure: Edge of History’. Credit: Disney

The National Treasure Team’s Response

Lyndon Smith’s co-stars, including the lead actress Lisette Olivera (who played Jess Valenzuela), ¬†Zuri Reed (who played Tasha Rivers), Antonio Cipriano (who played Oren Bradley), and Jake Austin Walker (who played Liam Sadusky) all commented on Smith’s Instagram post.

However, her co-stars commented specifically on the other photos from the post that were related to last year’s Comic-Con, and did not mention the ongoing WGA strike.

The A-list actress Catherine Zeta-Jones (who plays the villain Billie on the show) also did not comment on the strike or Smith’s involvement in it.

No Response, Iger?

Disney CEO Bob Iger has been facing backlash this week after criticizing the writers’ strike (which has even caused the shutdown of upcoming Disney films like Moana¬†and¬†Lilo & Stitch), saying that the WGA strike demands are “unrealistic.”

Smith did not mention Disney’s leader in her social media post, but she will apparently be picketing tomorrow in support of the strike.

Have you watched¬†National Treasure: Edge of History? Did you think that the show deserved another season — and what do you think of the ongoing WGA strike?

About Sharon

Sharon is a writer and animal lover from New England. Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures!

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