What do you get when two influential maverick directors sit down for a two-hour conversation? The two-episode El Rey Network Presents: The Director’s Chair with Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez talking filmmaking.
El Rey Network Presents: The Director’s Chair, El Rey with Quentin Tarantino Vol. 1 airs on Wednesday, august 13th; Vol. 2 airs on Wednesday, August 27th – both at 9/8C. Follow the jump for a sneak peek.
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El Rey has signed a five-year deal with Celestial Martial Arts that will bring 255 iconic martial arts movies from the Shaw Brothers library – titles like Have Sword – Will Travel, The Brave Archer Trilogy and The Five Deadly Venoms – to El Rey fans. All titles comes with English subtitles or English dubs. The deal kicks in on October 1st.
El Rey and Celestial Martial Arts are also discussing new original programming based on concepts from the Shaw Brothers’ films.
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El Rey’s Matador (Tuesdays, 9/8C) is the second original scripted series for the network and catches the cachet of the World Cup, the idea of the 1% taking over the world, and good old espionage. It’s a bit like a current take of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. with a Hispanic Napoleon Solo. It’s smart, fun and knowing.
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Guillermo Del Toro and Quentin Tarantino will discuss their careers – and how they got to where they are – with Robert Rodriguez on El Rey Network Presents: The Director’s Chair!
Del Toro will guest on the July 30th (9/8C) edition, while Tarantino will get the Tarantino treatment appearing in Vol. 1 on August 13th and Vol. 2 on August 27th (both 9/8C). for further details, follow the jump.
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El Rey’s spy series Matador doesn’t even premiere until next week but the network, clearly pleased by what it sees so far, has given the show a 13- episode second season order.
A sneak peek of the premiere episode becomes available this week on numerous platforms including iTunes, Vudu and Xbox 360. For more, follow the jump.
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James Callis – best know for playing Dr. Gaius Baltar on Battlestar Galactica and the the benefactor of Eureka, Dr. Trevor Grant – has been signed to play Lucien Sayer on El Rey’s new espionage series, Matador. Sayer is ‘a mysterious figure who commands a fraternity of the world’s most elite businessmen, politicians and influencers.’
Matador is Tony ‘Matador’ Bravo, a former DEA agent who uses his cover as the newest star of soccer’s L.A. Riot to track down a secret cabal of the world’s wealthiest men – who believe they should be running the world. Matador is El Rey’s second original scripted series and premieres on Tuesday, July 15th (9/8C). For more, check out the press release after the jump.
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He’s a soccer star with a playboy lifestyle, but that’s only on the surface. Beneath that glamorous surface life, he’s a CIA spy.
El Rey’s Matador has a hot new trailer. Check it out after the jump. Matador premieres on Tuesday, July 15th (9/8C).
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El Rey’s Matador spy/soccer series, Matador has a new trailer. Check it out after the jump – along with three more first-look photos.
The series follows the exploits of rising soccer star Tony "Matador" Bravo (Gabriel Luna), whose playboy antics are a cover for his real job – CIA operative! Matador premieres on El Rey on Tuesday, July 15th.
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Following the success of its first scripted drama, From Duck Till Dawn, El Rey will debut its second original scripted drama, Matador, on Tuesday, July 15th (9/8C).
The series stars Gabriel Luna as soccer star Tony ‘Matador’ Gravo whose legendary playboy reputation is, in fact, a cover – he’s actually an operative for a little known branch of the CIA. An international cast – that includes Alfred Molina, Peter Gadiot and Elizabeth Pena – adds to the show’s appeal. For more details, check out the press release following the jump.
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El Rey Network’s From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series will have the world premiere of its premiere episode at the 28th Annual South By Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. The addition of the series prompted series creator – and writer/producer/director of the film from which it was adapted – to say, “As an Austinite and longtime fan of the festival, I could not be more excited to debut the premiere episode of FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES at SXSW this year. I’m honored that the series has been selected and that we will have the chance to not only debut this action-packed TV show but also present the voice of the El Rey Network."
Check out the press release for links to social media and From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series’ page at SXSW.
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