MATADOR: Actor Gabriel Luna gives the scoop on the action series – Exclusive Interview

Gabriel Luna in MATADOR - Season 1 | ©2014 El Rey

MATADOR originally aired on the El Rey Network in 2014. The series is now available in its entirety on Amazon Prime. Despite the title, MATADOR has nothing to do with bullfighting. Instead, Gabriel Luna stars as DEA agent Tony Bravo. Tony unexpectedly has his daydreams of being a professional soccer player fulfilled when he’s recruited by the CIA to try out for the L.A. Riot team in order to spy on its owner, international criminal Andres Galan (Alfred Molina). When Tony surprises his CIA handlers by securing a spot on the squad, his missions become more dangerous. When MATADOR, created […]Read On »

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Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez talks EL REY NETWORK and JONNY QUEST – Interview

Robert Rodriguez at the World Premiere of DARK SHADOWS | ©2012 Sue Schneider

Robert Rodriguez isn’t the only filmmaker who makes highly individual movies from the SPY KIDS franchise on the family side to the EL MARIACHI/DESPERADO/ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO trilogy, the MACHETE and the SIN CITY movies on the mature end, and he’s not even the only one to have his own production facility, Troublemaker Studios, which is located in Austin, Texas. However, Rodriguez is perhaps the only writer/director/producer to head up his own cable television network. El Rey Network has several original series on its roster: FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, the vampire/crime drama based on the film directed by […]Read On »

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MINORITY REPORT: Wilmer Valderrama gives the scoop on Season 1 – exclusive interview

Wilmer Walderrama as Will Blake in MINORITY REPORT | © 2015 Michael Becker /FOX

Wilmer Valderrama got his big break as the goofy Fez in eight years of the half-hour comedy THAT ‘70S SHOW, but since then he’s done a lot of dramatic roles and expanded into producing and comic books. Right now, television viewers can see the Miami-born Valderrama as a series regular on two entirely different series. On Fox Network, Monday nights at 9 PM, Valderrama plays credit-hogging police lieutenant Will Blake in MINORITY REPORT. Based on the story by Philip K. Dick and the 2002 feature film directed by Steven Spielberg (who serves as one of the show’s executive producers), MINORITY […]Read On »

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FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: Juan Carlos Coto with more news on Season 2 – Part 2 – Exclusive Interview

Esai Morales in FROM DUSK TILL DAWN - Season 2 | ©2015 El Ray

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with FROM DUSK TILL DAWN show runner/executive producer Juan Carlos Coto – “Carlos” to all his friends and colleagues – he talks more about Season 2, airing Tuesdays on the El Rey Network. ASSIGNMENT X: The Culebras drink blood, but they’re snakelike instead of batlike. Do you watch snakes at all for ideas about how the Culebras act? JUAN CARLOS COTO: Yeah. Malvado [played by Esai Morales] is a character obsessed with skin, molting, as a snake does. You’ll find out how and why when you watch the show – again, skin being […]Read On »

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FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: Juan Carlos Coto on Season 2 – Part 1 – Exclusive Interview

FROM DUSK TILL DAWN | © 2015 El Ray

Juan Carlos Coto – called “Carlos” by absolutely everyone except the IMDB – is in his second year as show runner/executive producer on FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, the TV series created by Robert Rodriguez, based on the 1995 bank robbers and vampires movie directed by Rodriguez and scripted by Quentin Tarantino from a story by Robert Kurtzman. The television DUSK, now in its second season Tuesday nights on the El Rey Network (co-founded by Rodriguez), has expanded on the film’s mythology. The creatures of the night are no longer traditional vampires but rather snakelike Culebras, who drink the souls of […]Read On »

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FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: Zane Holtz gives the scoop on Season 2 – exclusive interview

FROM DUSK TILL DAWN | © 2015 El Ray

Zane Holtz plays Richie Gecko in El Rey’s series FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, which returns for its second season on Tuesday, August 25. DUSK is based on the 1995 film, directed by Robert Rodriguez and written by Quentin Tarantino from a story by Robert Kurtzman, in which Richie (played by Tarantino in the movie) and his brother Seth (D.J. Cotrona in the series, George Clooney on the big screen), both bank robbers and on the run from the law after killing a Texas Ranger, kidnap a family and wind up taking shelter at the T***y Twister bar – which turns […]Read On »

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MATADOR co-creator Dan Dworkin chats humor, soccer and spies – Exclusive Interview

MATADOR co-creator Dan Dworkin - Season 1 | ©2014 El Rey

In El Rey’s freshman series MATADOR, Tuesdays at 9 PM, Gabriel Luna stars as Tony Bravo, a DEA agent who is persuaded by the CIA to try out for the L.A. Riot, the soccer team owned by international criminal Andres Galan, played by Alfred Molina. To the surprise of both his handlers and Tony himself, the undercover agent becomes a sports sensation, which allows him to go ever deeper into Galan’s world. Created by executive producers Dan Dworkin, Jay Beattie, Roberto Orci and consulting producer Andrew Orci, MATADOR has already been picked up for a second season. Dworkin and Beattie […]Read On »

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MATADOR star Gabriel Luna on playing Tony Bravo – Exclusive Interview

Gabriel Luna in MATADOR - Season 1 | ©2014 El Rey

In El Rey Network’s MATADOR, now in its first season Tuesdays at 9 PM and already renewed for a second, Gabriel Luna stars as Tony Bravo. Tony starts out as a DEA agent who unexpectedly has his daydreams of being a professional soccer player fulfilled when he’s recruited by the CIA to try out for the L.A. Riot team, owned by international criminal Andres Galan, portrayed by Alfred Molina. When Tony surprises his CIA handlers by securing a spot on the squad, his missions become more dangerous. Luna is a native of Austin, Texas, which happens to be El Rey […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Roberto Orci & Scott Sassa on MATADOR

Matador Season 1 poster | ©2014 El Rey

MATADOR, the second new scripted series (the first was FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, which had its first season earlier this year) on Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey network, premieres Tuesday, July 13. Despite its title, the action/adventure/spy series, created by Jay Beattie, Dan Dworkin, Andrew Orci & Roberto Orci, has nothing to do with bullfighting. Instead, “Matador” is the nickname given to new L.A. Riot soccer player Tony Bravo (Gabriel Luna) due to a particular action he takes during his tryout for the team. Nobody except his handlers know that Tony is really a D.E.A. agent who’s been recruited by the […]Read On »

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