Wilmer Valderrama to Star in ‘Zorro’ Series for Disney

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Wilmer Valderrama to Star in 'Zorro' Series for Disney

A new Zorro series is currently in development for Disney Branded Television and will star Wilmer Valderrama (That 70’s Show) in the iconic role.

“We’re reimagining this Disney classic as a compelling period piece, set in Pueblo de Los Angeles, but told in a very modern telenovela style — with richly drawn contemporary characters and relationships set against the action, drama, suspense and humor of the original, iconic Zorro,” shared Ayo Davis, president of Disney Branded Television with Variety, “Wilmer shares our commitment to reflect the interesting and rich diversity of the human experience and we look forward to delivering a culturally relevant and entertaining story with definitional characters that will connect with our viewers for generations to come.”

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Wilmer Valderrama to Star in 'Zorro' Series for Disney
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“Growing up, Zorro was the one character that made me, as a Latino, feel like I could be a hero,” Valderrama said about getting the role of a lifetime. “As an adult and a storyteller, I have a responsibility in the stories that I help bring to life. To partner with Gary 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.”

Related: New Character Posters and TV Spot for Book of Boba Fett coming to Disney+

No plot details or additional casting details have been released at this time. It is also currently unknown which network or streaming service the ‘Zorro‘ series may premiere on, so be sure to check back here at Chip and Company for updates and all things Disney!

Source: Variety

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