The El Rey Network has released the first trailer and four photos from Matador, which will debut Tuesday, July 15 at 9 PM ET. Gabriel Luna stars as Tony "Matador" Bravo, an internationally-renowned soccer star who leads a double life as a covert operative for the CIA. Take a look at new footage and photos, and check out the official details in the press release below.
Set to premiere Tuesday, July 15th at 9 pm ET/PT, the irreverent and action-packed series Matador chronicles the unlikely rise of Tony "Matador" Bravo (Gabriel Luna), a popular soccer star who comes to be known as much for his playboy antics off the field as his dynamic moves on it. But what his fans and family don't realize is that it's all a cover-in truth, he is a skilled covert operative executing missions for a little-known branch of the CIA. Matador has the kind of fame and notoriety that affords him access to powerful circles of corruption and villainy. But, in balancing the dueling roles in which he's been cast, he will be forced to confront the question of his true identity... and it is this mission which will prove to be his most dangerous.
Matador features an international cast including Gabriel Lunaa (NCIS: Los Angeles, Prison Break); Alfred Molina (The Da Vinci Code, Spider-Man 2); Nicky Whelan (Left Behind, Chosen, The Wedding Ringer); Neil Hopkins (Bones, True Blood); Tanc Sade (Gilmore Girls, 90210); Yvette Monreal (Off The Grid, Awkward); Elizabeth Peña (Tortilla Soup, Modern Family); Julio Oscar Mechoso (Machete Kills, Little Miss Sunshine); Louis Ozawa Changchien (The Bourne Legacy, Predators); Sammi Rotibi (Django Unchained, Lord of War); Jonny Cruz (Small Timers, Cool Wheels); Peter Gadiot (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland).
Matador is created by Roberto Orci, Dan Dworkin, Jay Beattie and Andrew Orci. Executive producers are Dworkin & Beattie, also showrunners, alongside executive producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman and consulting producer Andrew Orci. Also joining as executive producers are Heather Kadin of K/O Paper Products; and Robert Rodriguez along with FactoryMade Ventures and El Rey Network co-founders John Fogelman and Christina Patwa.
Entertainment One Television (eOne) exclusively represents worldwide distribution rights (with the exception of U.S. broadcast network rights) for El Rey Network's Matador and other original scripted series created for the U.S based cable network, to be announced.