The ruthless Alcalde (Michael Tylo), will stop at nothing to unmask his nemesis, the master swordsman Zorro. No one is safe, not even the beautiful tavern owner Victoria (Patrice Camhi) who finds herself framed for murder in the very first episode. But only the young deaf-mute servant Felipe (Juan Diego Botto) knows the truth that the black-clade avenger is in reality, Don Diego de la Vega (Duncan Regehr). Even Don Diegos father, wealthy landowner Don Alejandro (Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.), doesn't suspect his mild, scholarly son could possibly be the bold protector of the innocent known as Zorro! Season 1 sees Zorro thwart one dastardly scheme after another from trumped up murder charges to monopolizing the water supply; illegal press gangs to enforced slavery; even a pair o f matrimonial flimflams and includes a special four-part origin episode entitled "The Legend Begins".