Game of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman is attached as writer, showrunner, and executive producer of Disney Branded Television’s new live-action “Zorro” (working title) series with Wilmer Valderrama (Charming, That ’70s Show) attached to star and executive produce.
According to Deadline, the Disney+ series 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.
The studio describes Zorro (wt) as a bold reimagining of Disney’s classic series for a modern audience; an epic adventure rooted in California’s rich and diverse history, bursting with humor, sinister intrigue, romantic entanglements, and swashbuckling thrills.
Gary Marsh and John Gertz will also serve as executive producers.
For his work on GoT, Cogman received four Emmy Awards, a Hugo Award, a Producer’s Guild of America Award, and 7 Writer’s Guild Award nominations. Cogman was also a consulting producer on the first season of Amazon Prime’s Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.