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It’s a spy drama set in the world of soccer. Or, er, football to the rest of the world. Gabriel Luna stars as a world-famous soccer player who is also secretly a CIA agent, cause when you think CIA, you think soccer. Then again, if you wanted to get as far away from the CIA as possible, maybe getting an agent to become a world-famous soccer player is the way to go. That seems to be the premise of “Matador,” which is set for Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network this summer.
I still have absolutely no idea how to get the El Rey channel, or if I even can.
Based on a true story, MATADOR stars Tony Bravo, a DEA agent from Boyle Heights who’s recruited for a top secret mission: investigate the LA Riot, one of the greatest soccer teams in the world, by going undercover as one of their players. Tony will need the espionage skills to impress his handlers and some fast footwork to make the team, or !e Beautiful Game could end in sudden death. Is Tony in for the win? Watch MATADOR, this summer on El Rey Network.
Also starring Alfred Molina and Nicky Whelan.
Matador does his thing this July 15th on the El Rey Channel.