I wish I could say I was kidding about this, but this is absolutely the truth. Hollywood is totally out of ideas and it’s painfully obvious.
After directing what many Star Wars fans are considering one of the best episodes of The Mandalorian this season, word on the street is that writer/director Robert Rodriguez is working with NBC to develop a new TV series based on the fictional masked vigilante Zorro.
Zorro was created in 1919 by American pulp writer Johnston McCulley. The character has appeared in countless mediums over the last century, including American, Mexican and European films, TV shows, literature, stage productions and radio dramas.
While the character has been portrayed by actors before like Antonio Banderas in the most recent film version (2005’s The Legend of Zorro) and Douglas Fairbanks in the silent-era original film in 1920 (The Mark of Zorro), the new Zorro will have a contemporary twist to the story with the casting of Colombian-American actress Sofia Vergara (TV’s Modern Family) in the title role.
According to Deadline, Robert Rodriguez and his sister Rebecca Rodriguez will co-write the series that features the character Sola Domingues, “an underground artist who fights for social justice.”