The masked vigilante with the cloak and the sword returns to the small screen sixty-three years after his first television appearance. But big change in sight for Zorro since he will be played by a woman in a contemporary version of the story.
Sofia Vergara will be the new Zorro in a television series. Credit: Getty images AFP.
Television series and Hollywood have been in tune in recent years. The idea is to make an original male character evolve into a female character. Ghostbusters, Ocean’s 8, Thor, Terminator or Batman left the male figure for their female inclination. Fans hated business failure (Ghostbusters) or half-hearted success (Ocean ‘8) the transition from one genre to another is a delicate art.
This time, Don Diego de la Vega gives way to Sola Dominguez.
Sofia Vergara will be Zorro
Exit Antonio Banderas in the cinema adaptations of Zorrois Colombian actress Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) who will play the role of vigilante, teaches us Deadline. This reinterpretation of the work of Johnston McCulley will therefore take place today. Vergara will play an artist threatened by several criminal organizations.
Produced by Universal TV and the NBC channel, Zorro will be developed by Robert Rodriguez (Sin city, Alita: Battle Angel) and his sister Rebecca (Snowpiercer).
If no precise date has yet been put forward, we should wait for the series Zorro female version in a few months on NBC.