Back in 2021 it was announced that Wilmer Valderrama would be fronting and executive producing a Zorro series for Disney+, and now comes word from Deadline that Bryan Cogman (Game of Thrones) has board the project as writer, showrunner and executive producer.
Based on the swashbuckling pulp hero created by Johnston McCulley, the new take on Zorro is described by Disney as “a bold reimagining for a modern audience; an epic adventure rooted in California’s rich and diverse history, bursting with humor, sinister intrigue, romantic entanglements, and swashbuckling thrills.”
Zorro will see Valderrama taking on the role of Diego De La Vega, a privileged caballero “who returns to his hometown of El Pueblo de Los Angeles following a family tragedy. There, he discovers a culture of corruption and injustice that will lead him to take on the mantle of the masked vigilante Zorro — America’s first true superhero.”
Cogman worked on all eight seasons of Game of Thrones, receiving multiple awards including four Emmys and a PGA Award, while he also served as a consulting producer on Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power and has also previously worked with Disney on the screenplay for the Mouse House’s planned live-action The Sword in the Stone remake.