Thrones writer heads up Disney+'s Zorro reboot
Game of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman has taken the reins on Disney+ series Zorro.
According to Deadline, he's officially attached as writer, showrunner and executive producer of the streaming reboot, starring Wilmer Valderrama (Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning) as the titular vigilante swordsman.
Cogman's award-winning work across Westeros includes the episodes 'What Is Dead May Never Die' from season 2, 'Oathkeeper' from season 4, and 'Stormborn' from season 7.
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18 years on from Zorro's last major onscreen foray - 2005 sequel The Legend of Zorro with Antonio Banderas behind the mask - this serialised effort follows "privileged caballero Diego De La Vega who returns to his hometown of El Pueblo de Los Angeles following a family tragedy.
"There, he discovers a culture of corruption and injustice that will lead him to take on the mantle of the masked vigilante Zorro — America's first true superhero."
It's described as a "bold reimagining" seeped in "humour, sinister intrigue, romantic entanglements and swashbuckling thrills".
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Teasing his involvement with the iconic character back in December 2021, when Zorro still didn't have an official home, actor Valderrama said in a statement: "Growing up, Zorro was the one 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.
"To partner with Gary [Marsh, executive producer] and Disney to bring Zorro back into the family after 60 years and be a part of the legacy for other children to know they too can be the heroes of their own stories is a dream come true."
Game of Thrones seasons 1-8 are available on DVD and Blu-ray. House of the Dragon airs on HBO in the US, and on Sky Atlantic and NOW in the UK.
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