TCA: El Rey Renews ‘Matador’ For Season 2 & More

In advance of the series’ July 15 premiere, El Rey Network said during today’s TCA session that it has ordered a 13-episode second season of the soccer-themed spy thriller Matador, from writer-producer Roberto Orci. A sneak peek of the premiere episode becomes available this week on iTunes, Vudu, Xbox 360 and other platforms. The move comes after the nacent network in March renewed its first original scripted series, From Dusk Til Dawn, two weeks into its run.

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Gabriel Luna stars in Matador as Antonio “Matador” Bravo, a soccer star who in reality uses his sports career for a cover as a skilled covert operative executing missions for a little-known branch of the CIA. Alfred Molina, Nicky Whelan, Neil Hopkins, Tanc Sade, Yvette Monreal, Elizabeth Peña, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Louis Ozawa Changchien, Sammi Rotibi, Jonny Cruz, Isabella Gomez and Peter Gadiot co-star. Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie are showrunning and exec producing along with Orci, Alex Kurtzman and consulting producer Andrew Orci.

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