In El Rey’s next original series Matador, Gabriel Luna plays a star soccer player — nicknamed “Matador” — who is using his athletic career as a cover for his life as a covert operative working for the CIA, a secret that no one knows about. And an identity crisis inevitably ensues.
Judging by the first look at the series in the teaser below, Matador’s sure to be an action-packed drama: In the 30-second promo alone, we see lots of running (both toward soccer balls and, presumably, away from bad guys), fights, bloodied hands, and guns. Who knew soccer players led such dangerous lives?
Matador was created by Roberto Orci, Dan Dworkin, Jay Beattie, and Andrew Orci for Robert Rodriguez’s new El Rey Network and stars Nicky Whelan, Neil Hopkins, Alfred Molina, and Tanc Sade. The new series premieres July 15 at 9 p.m. ET.
Watch the exclusive teaser below:
And check out four exclusive photos from the show: