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LUCHA UNDERGROUND (EL REY)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/29/14 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (spring 2017)
TIME SLOT:
wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (40 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from El Rey's press release, July 2016) "Lucha Underground," El Rey Network's exhilarating, lucha libre wrestling series from Emmy Award(R)-winning producer Mark Burnett, MGM, Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures will return for an all-new 40 episode, third season on Wednesday, September 7 at 8PM ET, it was announced today. Masked heroes and villains will continue to battle it out for wrestling supremacy in the hour-long weekly series, giving fans a ringside seat to the blood-pumping, chant-starting lucha libre drama and excitement. With Dario Cueto's fate unclear, only one thing is for sure, this new season will bring even more death defying action with a new set of luchadores ready to leave their mark on the Temple. Ancient tradition, extraordinary athleticism, and a flare for theatrics combine in El Rey Network's wrestling series, "Lucha Underground". The riveting original introduces American audiences to the high-flying aerial maneuvers, slingshot moves, dramatic masks, intricate, rapid-fire combinations and distinctive wrestling techniques of lucha libre, one of Mexico's most popular sports. Fans will have a ringside seat as masked villains and heroes face off to battle for wrestling supremacy. It provides enthusiastic viewers with an incredibly visceral and explosive experience with a focus on the artistry, originality, intense action and over-the-top characters that has come to define this phenomenal fan-favorite. A celebration of lucha libre's long-standing Mesoamerican heritage and culture dating back to 1863, this is programming that must be seen to be believed.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alejandro Garcia as EP
· Antonio Cué Sánchez-Navarro as EP
· Brian Edwards as EP
· Cristina Patwa as EP
· Dorian Roldán as EP
· Eric Van Wagenen as EP
· John Fogelman as EP
· Mark Burnett as EP
· Robert Rodriguez as EP
· Skip Chaisson as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· FactoryMade Ventures
· Lucha Libre AAA
· Skip Films
· United Artists Media Group