El Rey Cancels Its “Matador” Series

The El Rey network has cancelled its action-drama series “Matador” after one season. Gabriel Luna starred in the show as Tony Bravo, a soccer player who uses his position of access to powerful people around the globe to pull off his other job – being an undercover agent for the CIA.

The news comes as a minor surprise as the show was already picked up for a second season before it premiered in July. However, and despite performing well in the U.S., the series was a dud internationally and so the network has opted to axe it.

In a statement, the network said: “Ultimately, it was a business decision, but to be clear, we were very proud of the series on every level. Creatively, it hit the mark, and we are gratified that it celebrated diversity in front of the cameras and behind the scenes. We want to thank everyone involved, from the extraordinarily talented cast and crew to the amazing production team. We appreciate all that they have done and look forward to the opportunity to work with them in the future.”

Source: TV Line