Alongside a link to the Deadline article, he called the project: “A dream come true.”
According to the publication: “The Disney plus series follows privileged caballero Diego De La Vega who returns to his hometown of El Pueblo de Los Angeles following a family tragedy.
“There, he discovers a culture of corruption and injustice that will lead him to take on the mantle of the masked vigilante Zorro — America’s first true superhero.”
The bold reimagining of Zorro will be a spin on the original film which saw the vigilante become a wanted criminal with a bounty on his head.
However, he was too cunning and skilled to be caught but marked his initial onto his defeated enemies.
Instead, he would publicly humiliate the authorities by sending them on a goose chase.
Although he was Diego De La Vega in disguise, Zorro was recognised by his signature all-black costume which featured a hat and a mask which covered the top half of his face.
Because of his cunning like ability to escape without a trace, the locals began calling him “El Zorro”.
As an expert swordsman, Zorro was very rarely defeated and was able to get away on his trusted black horse, Tornado.
So far, Wilmer is the only confirmed actor on the show, but it’s yet to be seen if he will star as the legendary Zorro.
However, this isn’t the only reboot for the series in the works, as The CW is developing their own adaptation with Rebecca Rodriguez starring as the female lead.
NCIS season 20 returns on Monday, March 13 on CBS in the USA and the following Wednesday on Disney+ in the UK.