The classic character will ride a horse again in a series that is being filmed in Spain and will premiere next year on Prime Video.
The powerful French group Mediawan Rights announced that it will handle the distribution of the long-awaited new version from the classic series The Fox.
The production will be done by the famous Spanish company Secuoya Studios and the address will be in the hands of Javier Quintasthe same of The Money Heist Y sky red.
Filming began on July 25 and will continue until the end of the year. the premiere of Fox (to dry, as they call it in English) it will be for the platform Prime Video for the United States, Latin America and Spain.
With a script by Carlos Portela, the same as Velvet Collection), this modern version of The Fox It will be the return of the classic character after almost two decades.
To take care of the details of the brand, one of the executive producers is John Gertz, founder of Zorro Productions and producer of the films Zorro’s mask Y the legend of foxboth with Antonio Banderas.
The series is set in 1830 Los Angeles and the protagonist will be Miguel Bernardeauwell known for the Spanish series Elite. The female lead will be made by the Mexican Renata Notni, in the role of Lolita Marquez.
The cast is completed by Dalia Xiucoatl, Emiliano Zurita and Joel Bosqued.
“We are proud to be the international distributors of this powerful and original new version of Zorro, an iconic and immortal hero,” said Valérie Vleeschhouwer, general manager of Mediawan Rights, in an official statement. “Our ambition is to support strong productions throughout the world,” he added.
Charles Touboul, Chief Content Officer of Mediawan Rights, described the series as “An origin story of this iconic hero, which not only adheres to the codes of the franchise but is very well scripted with contemporary relevance, references to the pop culture and strong female characters, plus spectacular scenes in every episode.”
In turn, Sergio Pizzolante, president of Secuoya Studios, said that “Throughout the entire process of creative development of Zorro, our intention was to create a first-rate story about this superhero with a global reach, a premium production to be enjoyed by audiences around the world.
The Fox was an American television series produced by The Walt Disney Company in the 1950s, originally broadcast in black and white. It was set in 19th century Los Angeles, when it was part of old Spanish California and the town was oppressed by its rulers.
The protagonists were Guy Williams as Don Diego de la Vega/El Zorro, Gene Sheldon as his faithful assistant Bernardo, Henry Calvin as Sergeant Demetrio López García, Don Diamond as Corporal Reyes/Lancero Ibarra, and George J. Lewis as Don Alejandro. De La Vega .
In total there were two seasons of 39 episodes each.in 1957 and 1958. Then four specials filmed in 1960 were added.
A remastering was released in 1992 in which color and in 1998 the first film was released with Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
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