According to The deadline, Game of Thrones Writer Bryan Cogman has been tapped to serve as showrunner for the upcoming Disney+ Zoro remake series, with Wilmer Valderrama attached for the titular role. This marks Cogman’s latest collaboration with Disney, as he is currently also developing a remake of the 1963 classic fantasy animated film. The Stone Sword.
the Zoro The series will be executive produced by Valderrama as he portrays the role of Diego De La Vega. He is the latest actor to play the role of the iconic masked vigilante, who was famously portrayed by Douglas Fairbanks, Guy Williams, and Antonio Banderas.
Disney Branded Television is developing the series since 2021. The executive producers are Gary Marsh and John Gertz. In addition to being the showrunner, Cogman has also been tapped to write and executive produce the project, which is described as a bold reimagining of the classic Disney series.
“The series is expected to feature an epic adventure rooted in the rich and varied history of California, full of humor, sinister intrigue, romantic entanglements, and surprising thrills,” reads the synopsis. “It follows the privileged caballero Diego De La Vega who returns to his hometown of El Pueblo de Los Angeles after a family tragedy. There, he discovers a culture of corruption and injustice that leads him to wear in the guise of the masked vigilante Zorro — America’s first true superhero.