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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Marvel’s AGENTS OF SHIELD: Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon talk Season 4 – Exclusive Interview

Chloe Bennet, Ming-Na Wen, Clark Gregg, Henry Simmons, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, in MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. - Season 4 | ©2017 ABC/Kurt Iswarienkio

As is often the case, all hell is breaking loose on AGENTS OF SHIELD, Tuesday nights on ABC. As the fourth season ramps up toward its finale, Daisy Johnson (Chloe Bennet) and Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) are trapped in the computer-created artificial world of the Framework, along with virtually everyone they know. The difference is that Daisy and Jemma remember who they are in the real world. Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg), top S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and former director of the organization, thinks he’s a high school teacher who’s new to espionage. S.H.I.E.L.D. director Jeffrey Mace (Jason O’Mara) has just been murdered […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos of Marvel’s DOCTOR STRANGE World Premiere

Benedict Cumberbatch at the World Premiere of Marvel Studios DOCTOR STRANGE

Marvel Studios’ held the world premiere of DOCTOR STRANGE on October 20th at the El Captain Theatre in Hollywood. DOCTOR STRANGE has been number one in the box office since it opened on November 4th. DOCTOR STRANGE follows the journey of neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), whose life changes after a horrific car accident, which robs him of the use of his hands. Looking for a place to heal him, he discovers powerful magic in a mysterious place known as Kamar-Taj. Kamar-Taj is not just a center for healing, but the front line of a battle against unseen dark […]Read On »

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MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD: Gabriel Luna talks about playing Ghost Rider on Season 4 – Exclusive Interview

Gabriel Luna in MARVEL'S AGENTS OF SHIELD - Season 4 - "The Ghost" | ©2016/Matthias Clamer

The Marvel Comics character Ghost Rider, in the person of Robbie Reyes, has come to MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD. Gabriel Luna plays Robbie on the ABC series, now in its fourth season on Tuesday nights. Luna has had a busy few years. The actor from Austin, Texas, starred in the spy/soccer thriller series MATADOR on Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network, then had a supporting role in Season 2 of HBO’s TRUE DETECTIVE, then costarred as a police detective in ABC’s short-lived WICKED CITY. On the feature side, Luna appeared in last year’s FREEHELD and this year’s TRANSPECOS. He also costarred […]Read On »

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HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS: Gabriel Luna – exclusive interview

Bug Hall and Michiel Huisman in HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS | © 2016 Discovery Channel

HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS is an original Discovery Channel dramatic miniseries, running Monday, September 5 through Wednesday, September 7, about the origins of the famous motorcycle company in the early years of the twentieth century. Gabriel Luna plays motorcycle racer Eddie Hasha, aka the Texas Cyclone. Luna is a real-life Texan himself, originally from Austin. He previously starred in El Rey’s series MATADOR and was one of the leads in ABC’s short-lived WICKED CITY. When Discovery Channel throws a party for the Television Critics Association at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles – where there is an exhibit of […]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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MATADOR star Nicky Whelan talks the new El Rey series – Exclusive Interview

Nicky Whelan stars as Annie Mason in MATADOR | © 2014 El Rey Network

El Rey’s action/adventure series MATADOR is in its first season Tuesdays at 9 PM and already renewed for next year. In the show, DEA agent Tony Bravo (Gabriel Luna) is recruited by the CIA to infiltrate the criminal organization run by Andres Galan (Alfred Molina) – by posing as a soccer player and joining the L.A. Riot team owned by Galan. Nicky Whelan plays Tony’s CIA handler Annie Mason. The Australian actress, who was a regular on the last season of SCRUBS and in Season 3 of FRANKLIN & BASH and can currently be seen in Crackle’s Web series CHOSEN, […]Read On »

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Interview: Robert Rodriguez on El Rey and THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR

Robert Rodriguez and Guillermo del Toro in The Director's Chair | © 2014 El Rey

Plenty of creative people have their own production companies. Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, of EL MARIACHI, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, DESPERADO, GRINDHOUSE, SIN CITY, MACHETE, the SPY KIDS films and more, has been one of the stars of American independent cinema for decades. Rodriguez already has his own Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas. Now Rodriguez has branched out to having his own cable television network, El Rey. El Rey continues to showcase the kinds of movies and TV shows Rodriguez loves – martial arts films, action flicks, reruns of the original STARSKY AND HUTCH and DARK ANGEL – but it also […]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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