Details on Matador, a new show from Star Trek‘s Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, have been revealed.
Matador is set to start production next month and will debut in July.
“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. 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.”
Robert Rodriguez, who founded the El Rey Network said, “Bob Orci and his team are absolutely committed to delivering high quality, visceral content that will explode off the screen. They are some of the best storytellers in the business and I am confident that El Rey Network‘s viewers will be engaged from the minute the show hits the air.”
“This is a project that I have wanted to do for as long as I can remember and when I asked Robert [Rodriguez] if El Rey Network could be our home for Matador, he embraced the idea immediately,” said Orci. “And that’s what is special about El Rey Network – it is a place where creatives can create and where success is measured by your ability to tell a story well-and that is incredibly appealing on many levels.”