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[08/08/14 - 01:59 PM]
Filmmaker and El Rey Network Founder Robert Rodriguez Set to Direct the Action-Packed Season One Finale of Original, Spy Thriller "Matador"
Said installment is set for Tuesday, October 7 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[07/10/14 - 12:20 PM]
El Rey Network Spies Second Season of "Matador" with 13-Episode Greenlight of Hour-Long Thriller
A sneak peek of the premiere episode becomes available this week on numerous platforms including iTunes, Vudu and Xbox 360.

[07/02/14 - 09:19 AM]
El Rey Network Casts James Callis for Pivotal Recurring Role in Upcoming Spy Thriller, "Matador"
He'll play Lucien Sayer, a mysterious figure who commands a fraternity of the world's most elite businessmen, politicians and influencers.

[06/26/14 - 03:50 PM]
El Rey Network Heats Up the Pitch with "Red Card Riot" Promotion in Support of New Soccer/Spy Thriller, "Matador"
The marketing program looks to tap into World Cup fever, enabling fans to "call a foul" on friends/colleagues/cultural incidents by sending them a personalized Red Card.

[06/18/14 - 03:49 PM]
El Rey Network's Highly-Anticipated Scripted Original, "Matador," Casts Christopher Cousins, Margot Bingham and Eve Torres in Recurring Roles
The 13-episode series, from award-winning writer/producer Roberto Orci, is the second scripted original to air on filmmaker Robert Rodriguez's English-language entertainment network.

[05/20/14 - 02:28 PM]
Video: El Rey Network Debuts First Photos and Trailer for the All New Original Series "Matador" Premiering Tuesday, July 15 at 9PM ET/PT
Nicky Whelan and Gabriel Luna star in the series, from co-creators Roberto Orci, Dan Dworkin, Jay Beattie and Andrew Orci.

[05/08/14 - 12:10 PM]
El Rey Network Reveals Tuesday, July 15 at 9 PM ET/PT Premiere Date for Second-Original Scripted Series, "Matador"
The series 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.

[04/03/14 - 01:40 PM]
El Rey Network "Kicks Off" Production in Los Angeles on "Matador"; Signs Additional Cast to Appear in New K/O Paper Products' Action Series
Tanc Sade will play Alec Holester, an English striker for the LA Riot who is past his prime, but still very skilled.

[03/27/14 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 27
Updates include: ABC's "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" to end after 13 episodes; Toks Olagundoye cast in NBC's "Feed Me"; and Ana Nogueira reports for "Good Session" at CBS.

[03/25/14 - 11:53 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 25
Updates include: Matthew Modine to search for "Proof" at TNT; Tessa Ferrer, Gaius Charles out as regulars on "Grey's Anatomy"; and Andrea Anders, Debra Jo Rupp report to "Cuz-Bros" at CBS.

[03/24/14 - 11:30 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 24
Updates include: Betsy Brandt cast in ABC's "The Club"; Krysta Rodriguez departs "How I Met Your Dad" at CBS; and Paul Guilfoyle to wrap his 14-year run on "CSI."

[03/05/14 - 01:58 PM]
El Rey Network Casts Gabriel Luna as Lead in Kurtzman/Orci Original, "Matador"
Nicky Whelan and Neil Hopkins have also been cast in the series which starts production later this month and is set for a July premiere.

[03/03/14 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 3
Updates include: Rob Brown to find "Salvation" for NBC; Bryan Singer signs on to helm "Battle Creek" at CBS; and Stacey McGunnigle tapped as lead on NBC's "Ellen More or Less."

[02/26/14 - 10:10 AM]
El Rey Network Goes Undercover in July with Premiere of Kurtzman/Orci Original, "Matador"
El Rey Network and founder Robert Rodriguez also confirmed that he will direct the first episode of the series which will make its primetime debut just following the World Cup competition.

[01/12/14 - 10:35 AM]
El Rey Network Announces Summer 2014 Debut of 'Matador (WT),' New, Original Action Series from K/O Paper Products' Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman
"Matador" chronicles the unlikely rise of Antonio "Matador" Bravo, a popular soccer star, who comes to be known as much for his playboy antics off the field as his dynamic moves on it.







MATADOR (EL REY)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
7/15/14 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (summer 2014)
TIME SLOT:
tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (13 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2014-15 season (the show's second of 13 episodes) on 7/10/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from El Rey's press release, July 2014) Ahead of its July 15th premiere, El Rey Network today announced a 13-episode second season renewal of the cable channel's spy thriller "Matador" from award-winning writer/producer Roberto Orci. Shot in Los Angeles, the irreverent, adrenaline-filled series chronicles the unlikely rise of Tony "Matador" Bravo (Gabriel Luna), a professional soccer player for the LA Riot who comes to be known as much for his antics off the field as his 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 the CIA. Agent Bravo, nicknamed "Matador" after he takes out a top player known as "The Bull" during tryouts for the team, finds himself suddenly thrust into a clandestine world. But, in balancing his dueling roles, he will be forced to confront the question of his true identity... and it is this mission that may prove to be his most dangerous.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alfred Molina as Andrés Galan
· Christopher Cousins as Llewyn Wayne Smith
· Elizabeth Peña as Maritza Sandoval
· Eve Torres as Reyna Flores
· Gabriel Luna as Tony "Matador" Bravo
· Isabella Gomez as Cristina Sandoval
· Jonny Cruz as Ricky Sandoval
· Julio Oscar Mechoso as Javi Sandoval
· Louis Ozawa Changchien as Samuel
· Margot Bingham as Abigail "Billie" Fisher
· Neil Hopkins as Noah Peacott
· Nicky Whelan as Annie Mason
· Peter Gadiot as TBA
· Sammi Rotibi as Didi Akinyele
· Tanc Sade as Alec Holester
· Yvette Monreal as Senna Galan
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alex Kurtzman as CRTR/EP
· Andrew Orci as CP
· Cristina Patwa as EP
· Dan Dworkin as CRTR/EP
· Heather Kadin as EP
· Jay Beattie as CRTR/EP
· John Fogelman as EP
· Robert Rodriguez as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Roberto Orci as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· FactoryMade Ventures
· K.O. Paper Products