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[07/27/17 - 12:46 PM]
El Rey Network Greenlights Martial Arts Series "Bushido Battleground"
The new, 10-episode, two-hour series showcases elite fighters in the full contact sports of MMA, submission Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai matches from around the world.

[via press release from El Rey Network]

EL REY NETWORK GREENLIGHTS MARTIAL ARTS SERIES "BUSHIDO BATTLEGROUND"

(Beverly Hills, CA, July 27, 2017) - Expanding its slate of adrenaline charged event programming, El Rey Network has greenlit the martial arts series "Bushido Battleground." The new, ten-episode, two-hour series showcasing elite fighters in the full contact sports of MMA, submission Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai matches from around the world, was announced today by El Rey Network President and G.M. Daniel Tibbets.

Part documentary and part travelogue with fights that are 100% real, "Bushido Battleground" is a multifaceted sporting event that feels like a feature film. Matches will be held in locations around the world ranging from Thailand to the Mexico to Los Angeles. But unlike traditional broadcasts, cameras not only cover the action of the fights, but also track the drama before, during and after the bouts. The series is be a uniquely immersive experience, following the fighters and their teams, experiencing their unique training, learning the fighters' different strategies and seeing how those strategies come to life in the action of the ring. Then the lens goes deeper still, staying in the corners between rounds and finally following the aftermath of the contest into the training rooms.

"El Rey Network has found great success with our lucha libre wrestling series 'Lucha Underground' and our weekly Martial Arts film blocks. Like Lucha and the Martial Arts Films, 'Bushido Battleground' will feature great storytelling, compelling fights and incredible skill," remarked Tibbets. "Just as Lucha Underground has taken lucha libre wrestling to another level through Robert Rodriguez's cinematic eye, the fight world will be enhanced by the El Rey Network lens as well."

Executive producers of "Bushido Battleground" are George Chung and Andy Horne. Chung is the CEO and co-founder of JUNGOTV and is a former five-time world martial arts champion and member of the Black Belt Hall of Fame. Horne was co-producer on "Blade" and "Blade II" and developed "La Femme Nikita" and the animated series "Spawn".

About El Rey Holdings, LLC

El Rey Holdings, LLC is a Latino-infused entertainment brand that revels in the courage, capacity, and creativity of ordinary people on extraordinary journeys. Launched by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and run by Rodriguez and his artistic collective, El Rey Holdings, LLC oversees El Rey Network and El Rey Studios. El Rey Network is a 24-hour English-language entertainment and lifestyle channel that focuses a distinctly Latino lens on popular culture. Targeted at an ethnically diverse and multigenerational audience, the programming lineup features heroic series and movies and presents original content that celebrates the ingenuity, craftsmanship, courage, and creativity of everyday people. El Rey's slate is anchored by signature originals including "Man at Arms: Art of War," "Rite of Passage," "Lucha Underground," and "Baja Desert Championship". El Rey Network's lineup also showcases a wide range of iconic feature films and television series including genre, action, and sci-fi/horror. El Rey Studios develops and produces original linear, digital and branded content for all platforms. In addition to crafting original series and shows for El Rey Network, the Studio creates content for linear/digital channels and collaborates with consumer product companies to create evocative branded entertainment experiences. Committed to inspiring and championing modern Latino storytellers, El Rey Studios gives voice to creators with bold and imaginative visions that defy convention. El Rey Studios has produced "The Director's Chair," "The People's Network" and "Artists in Residence" for El Rey Network. El Rey Holdings, LLC is jointly owned by Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade with a minority stake held by Univision Networks & Studios, Inc.





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