Will 'Zorro' ride on USA?


Just the other day I was thinking what TV is really missing is a new version of 'Zorro.' While that statement is not even a little bit true, somebody at the USA Network apparently did have a thought like that, as the network is going to bring a modern-day version of the swashbuckler into your homes.

'Z,' as the new series is called, is being developed at the network from executive producers Naren Shankar and Louis Leterrier, as well as writers Whit Brayton and Zack Rice.

Shankar, who has experience working on 'CSI' and 'Grimm,' will serve as the showrunner (provided it goes ahead as planned), with Leterrier (who has directed "The Incredible Hulk" and "Clash of the Titans") would also direct some episodes. The show would be a script-to-series order and a decision is expected in early 2013 if USA wants to go ahead with this or not. If USA goes ahead, it will go right to series without a pilot.

The series would be set in modern-day Los Angeles and deal with Diego Moreno's rise from being an orphaned teen to the hero fighting against injustice to save innocents.

What do you think about this? If you ran USA, would you consider the concept to be worth a shot?

- USA Network

Written by: Hamatosan
Dec 16th, 2012, 8:41 pm


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Message Posted On Dec 17th, 2012, 6:55 pm

You know I grew up with the original TV version (Disney) starring Guy Williams. I love Zorro! But I just can't see a dude in a cape and a sword running around righting wrongs. Not EVEN in Los Angeles! If you were to set it in the 18th or 19th century, then you just might have something.

PaulMcG UK

Message Posted On Dec 17th, 2012, 12:44 am
Arrow has proven popular so why not a man in a sombrero cordobes, cape with a sword. I'd watch it.

Message Posted On Dec 17th, 2012, 12:34 am
I'd watch it.
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