A former Game of Thrones writer, Bryan Cogman has been tapped by Disney+ to be the showrunner and executive producer for its upcoming Zorro series. According to Deadline, Cogman will also be a writer for the series that is being developed by Disney Branded Television. Wilmer Valderrama is starring in the series and also an executive producer.
The series is a re-imagining of the classic Disney series. It followed the story of Diego De La Vega, a privileged caballero, who returns to his hometown of El Pueblo de Los Angeles after a family tragedy. Once home, he discovers how his hometown has been taken over by corruption and injustice. To combat these wrongs, he dons the infamous mask and cape and becomes Zorro.
This version of the series is being described as a classic tale told in a modern way for a new audience. This show will be full of adventure and be rooted in California’s rich and diverse history. It will be full of humor, sinister intrigue, romantic entanglements and also the swashbuckling moments that are so connected with the story of Zorro.
Cogman spent ten years working on Game of Thrones. He also wrote the screenplay for Disney’s upcoming remake of The Sword in the Stone. Recently he was a consulting producer for Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Gary Marsh and John Gertz will be joining Cogman and Valderrama as executive producers as well.
Currently, the original Zorro series by Disney can be watched on Disney+. It stars Guy Williams, Gene Sheldon, Henry Calvin, and George J. Lewis. It originally premiered on October 10, 1957 and ran through July 2, 1959. During that time, seventy-eight episodes were produced. Then four more hour-long episodes were aired in 1960 and 1961.
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