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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ALMOST PARADISE: Dean Devlin talks Season 1 finale, the ELECTRIC NOW app, and the scoop on LEVERAGE 2.0 – Exclusive Interview

ALMOST PARADISE - Season 1 Key Art | ©2020 Electric Entertainment/WGN America

With ALMOST PARADISE concluding its season finale tonight on WGN America, co-creator and executive producer Dean Devlin gives us the scoop on the series featuring Christian Kane as an ex-DEA agent still finding trouble while trying to retire in the Philippines. Devlin also discusses the Electric Now app which also streams ALMOST PARADISE and Electric Entertainment’s previous series LEVERAGE, THE OUTPOST, THE LIBRARIANS. He also offers up details on the new LEVERAGE 2.0 series currently in the works. ASSIGNMENT X: What do you have in store for the ALMOST PARADISE season finale? DEAN DEVLIN: There have been many story lines […]Read On »

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ALMOST PARADISE: Writer Kerry Glover on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Christian Kane in ALMOST PARADISE - Season 1 | ©2020 Electric Entertainment/WGN America

ALMOST PARADISE, Monday nights on WGN America and thereafter available on Amazon, is the first American-made TV series to be shot entirely in the Philippines. Created by Dean Devlin and Gary Rosen, the series stars Christian Kane as former U.S. DEA agent Alex Walker. Alex has moved to the island of Cebu in search of a peaceful retirement, but his crime-stopping instincts keep involving him with the local police department, primarily detectives Kai Mendoza (Samantha Richelle) and Ernesto Alamares (Arthur Acun͂a). Kerry Glover scripted the ALMOST PARADISE episode “Unbecalming,” where the police station is taken over by criminals at the […]Read On »

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KATY KEENE: Actor Zane Holtz on the new Archie Comics TV adaptation – Exclusive Interview

Zane Holtz as KO Kelly in KATY KEENE - Season 1 | ©2019 The CW/JSquared Photography

KATY KEENE, which premieres on The CW Thursday, February 6, is a spinoff of RIVERDALE, a fellow adaptation of an Archie Comics property. Set in New York City, KATY KEENE follows its aspiring fashion designer title character (Lucy Hale), her good friend, fresh from Riverdale, aspiring singer Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), their roommate, aspiring Broadway performer Jorge (Jonny Beauchamp) and his drag persona Ginger, plus all those in their orbit. The show is not only upbeat, but has musical numbers. Katy Keene’s boyfriend is K.O. Kelly, an up-and-coming boxer who (as we see in the premiere) is willing to sacrifice […]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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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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