Zorro is to have some oversight from a former Game of Thrones co-executive producer. The new Disney+ live-action series will have Bryan Cogman as writer, showrunner, and executive producer. That 70s Show star Wilmer Valderrama will be the lead and executive produce. This has been described as a “reimagining”. Uh-oh.


The character of Zorro was created in 1919 by American pulp writer Johnston McCulley and turned into a classic 1950s Disney-ABC show.

Guy Williams originally played caballero Don Diego de la Vega. He was the privileged son of the richest landowner in then-Spanish California. Upon returning to his hometown of El Pueblo de Los Angeles following a family tragedy, he discovers a culture of corruption and injustice.

His alter ego, the masked vigilante known as Zorro, fought against corrupt officials and the ruling class on behalf of the people. Under the mantle of Zorro, he became “America’s first true superhero”. Or basically Spanish Bruce Wayne, before Bruce Wayne.

An official synopsis for the new Zorro has been released that says this is a:

“..bold reimagining of Disney’s classic series for a modern audience. An epic adventure rooted in California’s rich and diverse history, with humor, sinister intrigue, romantic entanglements, and swashbuckling thrills.”

This all sounds good on paper, but Outposters know this is basically Hollywood code for various things, including The Message.

Cogman more recently was a consulting producer on the first season of Amazon Prime’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power and is still getting work, despite that.

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