Wilmer Valderrama to star in Disney’s Zorro TV reboot
Disney is currently developing a reboot of live-action Zorro television, and Wilmer Valderrama is committed to the star, as well as the executive producer.
Disney announced a live-action Zorro TV series and This 70s show Star Wilmer Valderrama is committed to playing the role of iconic hero, Don Diego de la Vega.
In addition to wearing the black cape and mask, Valderrama will also be executive producer of the series. The next show will be a reboot of the 1950s Disney-ABC series of the same name, starring Guy Williams, Gene Sheldon, George J. Lewis, and Henry Calvin.
In a statement, Valderrama said of the hero: “Growing up, Zorro was the only character that made me, as a Latino, feel like I could be a hero. As an adult and a storyteller, I have a responsibility in the stories that I help bring to life. Partner with Gary and Disney to bring Zorro back to the family after 60 and be part of the legacy so other kids know they can too to be the heroes of their own stories is a dream come true. “
The character, Zorro, was originally created in 1919 and appeared in pulp magazine, All the weekly history. It was created by Johnston McCulley. In all of his stories, Zorro is portrayed as a vigilante who defends the people against corrupt governments and nobility. Besides his cape, mask and Cordovan hat, Zorro is known for his signature, often engraved on objects or his opponents with his rapier. The character has been adapted in several films over the past century, the most recent being Zorro’s mask and The Legend of Zorro, with Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Disney Branded Television President Ayo Davis said, “We reimagine this Disney classic as a compelling period piece, set in Pueblo Los Angeles, but told in a very modern telenovela style – with contemporary characters. richly drawn and relations opposed to action. , drama, suspense and humor of the original and iconic Zorro. “She continued,” Wilmer shares our commitment to reflecting the interesting and rich diversity of the human experience and we look forward to delivering a culturally relevant and entertaining story with characters from definition that will connect with our viewers for generations to come. “
Along with Valderrama, John Gertz of Zorro Productions Inc., as well as outgoing President and Creative Director Gary Marsh, Disney Branded Television, will also serve as an executive producer under his production banner at Disney General Entertainment. The show does not yet have a release date.
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