Today, the El Rey Network released some exciting news (at the Television Critics Association winter press tour) regarding its new series ‘From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series,’ its new spy drama ‘Matador’ and a new wrestling show from Mark Burnett.
First, let’s start with El Rey’s first original scripted drama, ‘From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series,’ brought to us by Robert Rodriguez (El Rey’s founder). The 10-episode freshman season is set to premiere on Tuesday, March 11 at 9/8c. Rodriguez will direct the first, second and fourth episodes. Greg Nicotero (‘The Walking Dead’) will handle make-up effects, while Carlos Coto (‘Nikita’ executive producer) will be the showrunner.
The small screen version of the Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino 1996 film serves as a “complete retelling of the original story,” according to Rodriguez. The series stars D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Robert Patrick, Wilmer Valderrama, Don Johnson, Jake Busey and Adrianne Palicki, among others.
If that isn’t exciting enough, it was also unveiled the plan is for each season to take place from dusk till dawn of one day.
El Rey also revealed it will be launching a spy drama series titled ‘Matador.’ Described as an action series, it is being produced by ‘Sleepy Hollow’s Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. The series revolves around Antonio “Matador” Bravo, who is not only a skilled covert operative for a small branch of the CIA, but his cover is that of a famous soccer player. ‘Matador’ is loosely based on former MLB catcher Morris “Moe” Berg and is expected to hit the small screen in summer 2014.
Last, but not least, we have a new weekly series from Mark Burnett (‘Survivor,’ ‘The Bible’) focusing on lucha libre wrestling. The Mexican wrestling series will launch during the second half of 2014.