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.
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.