Zorro

Zorro

TV-14

The classic Californian crusader rides again in this sleek Spanish reinterpretation

7.4

TV Show

Spain
Spanish
Action & Adventure, Drama
2024
Andrés Almeida, Chacha Huang, Cristo Fernández

TLDR

Now if we can just add someone crooning I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You…

What it's about

After his father Alejandro is murdered, Diego de la Vega returns to California to avenge him, and the people of Los Angeles.

The take

Remakes are a dime a dozen, but Prime Video’s Spanish reinterpretation of Zorro gives justice to the masked vigilante. With the sword fights, the vengeance, and the romance, the ten-episode series sticks close to the swashbuckler’s origin story, but explores certain nuances of the era that haven't been a focus, until now. This Zorro is more involved with the people of Los Angeles, not just the Spanish colonial inhabitants, but also the Native Americans, and he fights against the injustice that they face. It makes for a more grounded adaptation than the ones previously, but Zorro still feels just as exciting in this rodeo.

What stands out

With so many actors depicting the masked man, comparisons are inevitable. That being said, Miguel Bernardeau is no Antonio Banderas. He just isn’t, but that’s no fault of his own. When every single other aspect in this adaptation is done so well, Bernardeau doesn’t have to pull the sheer charisma Banderas did in order to make Zorro work, but it does make it harder for him to stand out, especially with newer, interesting characters in Lolita and Nah-Lin.

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