From The Playlist.net December 11, 2020
2020 has been one interesting year for Robert Rodriguez. It’s almost impossible to nail down which version of Rodriguez we’re going to see with any project, but so far this year, he’s released an episode of “The Mandalorian,” marking his directorial debut in the “Star Wars” universe, he’s on the verge of releasing a kid-friendly superhero epic, “We Can Be Heroes,” and now, he’s developing a brand-new, contemporary take on “Zorro” for network TV. You definitely can’t say Robert Rodriguez likes to play it safe, huh?
According to Deadline, Rodriguez is set to produce and co-write a new “Zorro” series for NBC. He’s joined by his sister Rebecca Rodriguez, who will also co-write and direct the new contemporary spin on the classic hero. The show will focus on a new Zorro, underground artist Sola Dominguez, who takes up the masked identity to help fight for social justice. The series is also produced by Sofia Vergara and her production company, LatinWe.
This is far from the first time that Robert Rodriguez has been in development on a TV series. Obviously, we just mentioned that he directed an episode of “The Mandalorian.” But in addition, he’s also worked on various series for his El Rey network, including “From Dusk Till Dawn.” But considering this is coming to NBC, this might very well be his biggest TV duties to date.
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