The 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.
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 Angeles, Touch, Prison Break and the HBO movie Temple Grandin.
In related news, Australian actress Nicky Whelan (Franklin & Bash) also has joined Matador as its female lead.