Disney Plus Taps Game Of Thrones Writer To Lead Zorro Series

Disney+ is about to supply a brand new Zorro collection, starring Wilmer Valderrama because the masked vigilante, and Bryan Cogman–writer and co-executive producer of Game of Thrones–has signed on as author, showrunner, and government producer. Deadline was the primary to report.

The present was initially introduced in December 2021, and the official logline teases a story of tragedy, corruption, and justice that leads privileged caballero Diego de la Vega (Valderrama) to change into the masked vigilante Zorro, “America’s first true superhero.”

Cogman will work alongside fellow government producers Gary Marsh, Valderrama, and John Gertz, with Disney Branded Television producing the collection. Best identified for his work on HBO’s Game of Thrones, the place he penned 11 episodes and served as co-executive producer, Cogman most lately labored as a consulting producer on Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. He can also be writing a function remake of The Sword within the Stone for Disney.

The new Zorro collection is a reimagining of the Nineteen Fifties Disney-ABC Zorro collection starring Guy Williams. With Gene Sheldon, George J. Lewis, and Henry Calvin in supporting roles, the unique present aired for 78 episodes between 1957 and 1959, with 4 hour-long episodes airing within the early Sixties. The authentic collection is obtainable on Disney+.

Antonio Banderas additionally donned the masks in a 1998 swashbuckler movie, enjoying the titular function in The Mask of Zorro. In 2022, Banderas advised Comicbook.com that he “would give the torch” to Tom Holland ought to one other film come collectively.

Check out every part coming to Disney+ in March, together with Mandalorian Season 3, Marvel’s MPower, and Doogie Houser, MD.

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