Comcast’s El Rey network is planning a thirteen-episode “Latino James Bond” style series which “Transformers” and “Star Trek” co-scribe Roberto Orci is penning the first episode of.
The story centers on a super-star soccer player and notorious playboy who doubles as a highly-skilled spy, carrying out covert missions for a special branch of the CIA.
Robert Rodriguez is on board to helm the pilot for the series, a project described as a big-budget adventure drama. The entire first season is said to boast a sizeable budget of over $40 million dollars.
The series is one of two that the network will launch with, the other being the already announced series version of “From Dusk Till Dawn”. The Latino Bond project is currently targeting a late 2013 or early 2014 air date.