USA Network Bringing Back Western Hero From Early TV Days Variety
A Western hero from television’s early days may ride again on USA Network. The cable channel is working on a present-day "Zorro" project set in Los Angeles, reports Variety.com.
The project, titled "Z," comes from executive producers Naren Shankar and Louis Leterrier and writers Whit Brayton and Zack Rice. It tracks an orphaned teenager who becomes a hero in modern-day Los Angeles, the story says.
Georgeville TV, which bought the rights to "Zorro" from John Gertz and Zorro Productions, is producing.
The Zorro character has been featured in a number of movies and TV shows over the years, going back to the silent era. The most familiar TV version of “Zorro” is probably the Disney series that originally aired on ABC from 1957-1959, in which Guy Williams appeared in the title role with Gene Sheldon portraying the hero’s mute manservant Bernardo.