Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman's El Rey Soccer/Spy Drama Finds Its Matador

Matador Season 1 Cast Gabriel LunaThe El Rey Network’s upcoming action drama Matador scored a big gooooooooool! Monday when it cast its male lead.

Gabriel Luna will play the title role of Antonio “Matador” Bravo, a popular soccer star who is really a covert agent working for an obscure branch of the CIA, per our sister site Deadline

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The series, produced by Sleepy Hollow‘s Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, is slated to premiere on the new network after the World Cup this summer.

Luna has appeared in NCIS: Los AngelesTouchPrison Break and the HBO movie Temple Grandin.

In related news, Australian actress Nicky Whelan (Franklin & Bash) also has joined Matador as its female lead.


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  1. Kaycee says:

    Not really into soccer but maybe this spy-twist can make it interesting to me.

  2. Dee says:

    What is the deal with that new network? When did it start? I’ve been watching the X-Files episodes that air.