Just off of the first season El Rey Network’s kickoff action crime/horror series, From Dusk Til Dawn with a second season still to come, fans of the new genre cult network have another awesome new slice of original programming headed to television this summer with the new action suspense thriller, Matador. Gabriel Luna takes the lead in the new series with Alfred Molina and actress Nicky Whelan, with network co-founder, filmmaker and executive producer Robert Rodriguez who is directed the pilot episode, which airs Tuesday, July 15th, at 9 PM ET/PT on El Rey Network.
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.