Mediawan Rights will be the international distributor of the series "Zorro," produced by Secuoya Studios for Prime Video (USA, Latin America, and Spain). Filming of the series began on 25 July and will run until the end of the year. Valérie Vleeschhouwer, Mediawan Rights Managing Director: "We are proud to be the international distributor of this powerful and original new version of Zorro', an iconic and timeless hero. It clearly points out our ambition to support strong and high-end productions worldwide."
Set in the 1830s in Los Angeles, the internationally renowned production "Zorro" is a modern adaptation of the adventures of one of the greatest heroes of all time, adapting it for a new generation. Actor Miguel Bernardeau, known for his role in the Spanish series "Elite", will play the lead role, Don Diego de la Vega, joined on screen by Mexican actress Renata Notni, in the role of Lolita Marquez. Dalia Xiucoatl (Nah Lin), Emiliano Zurita (Monasterio) and Joel Bosqued (Samael) complete the cast.
Charles Touboul, Mediawan Rights Head of Content - scripted: "All the team immediately supported the editorial approach on this series. It is an origin story around this emblematic hero that respects the codes of the franchise and adds elements that global audiences expect nowadays: elaborated storylines with contemporary relevance, strong female characters, pop culture references… Not to mention spectacular scenes in each episode! We are convinced that many of our clients will embrace this vision."
The series is divided into 10 episodes, directed by Javier Quintas ("La Casa de Papel") and José Luis Alegría, and written by Carlos Portela ("Velvet Collection").
Sergio Pizzolante, President Secuoya Studios Commercial & Distribution: "Throughout our creative development process for 'Zorro,' our intention has been to create a best-in-class story of this global superhero, a premium production meant to be enjoyed by audiences around the world. To that end, we could not have asked for a better distribution partner than Mediawan Rights, a fast-growing player with a proven track record in the global distribution space who understands and values the powerful IP that is 'Zorro'.
"Zorro" is a production of Secuoya Studios with John Gertz (Zorro Productions, Inc.), Andy Kaplan (KC Global Media), Sergio Pizzolante (C&T Mobs), Jesús Torres and Glenda Pacanins (NoStatusQuo Studios) as executives producers / Screenwriter: Carlos Portela / Directors: Javier Quintas and José Luis Alegría / Length: 10x52’ / Prime Video (USA, Latin America and Spain).
It is an origin story around this emblematic hero that not only respects the codes of the franchise but also adds elements that global audiences expect nowadays: elaborated storylines with a contemporary relevance, strong female characters, pop culture references” Charles Touboul Mediawan Rights Head of Content - scripted