Fans have been anxiously awaiting news on a potential fourth season of Lucha Underground and I am happy to report that the wait is over. Lucha Underground will kick its fourth season on June 13, 2018, at 8 PM ET on the El Rey Network. Prior to the season premiere fans can get caught up on the season as El Rey will be doing a marathon. Enjoy the season four teaser trailer and mark your calendars for another trip to the temple.
Show Press Release
Austin, TX – April 6, 2018 – “Lucha Underground,” El Rey Network’s electrifying, lucha libre wrestling series from Emmy Award®-winning producer Mark Burnett, Robert Rodriguez, MGM, and FactoryMade will return for an all-new, fourth season on Wednesday, June 13th at 8 PM ET, it was announced today at Wrestle Con in New Orleans. Masked heroes and villains will continue to battle it out for wrestling supremacy in the hour-long weekly series, giving fans a ringside seat to the blood-pumping, chant-starting lucha libre drama and excitement. With powerful new forces infiltrating the Temple, the outlook for humanity is bleak as the gods march ever closer toward war. With a cataclysmic battle on the horizon, no one will be spared from destruction.
“’Lucha Underground’ has continually raised the bar on storytelling and athleticism and this season will be no different,” said El Rey Network President and GM, Daniel Tibbets. “This show has re-defined wrestling, and in the process developed a passionate and devoted fan base. We are happy to offer the Believers exactly what they want, more ‘Lucha Underground.’”
Leading into the new season, El Rey Network offers fans a chance to re-live the guts, blood, and glory of season three with two hours of back-to-back fan favorite episodes every Wednesday at 8 pm ET, culminating with the epic return of the fourth season on Wednesday, June 13th at 8 PM ET.
Ancient tradition, extraordinary athleticism, and a flair for theatrics combine in El Rey Network’s wrestling series, “Lucha Underground”. The riveting original series introduces American audiences to the high-flying aerial maneuvers, slingshot moves, dramatic masks, intricate, rapid-fire combinations and distinctive wrestling techniques of lucha libre, one of Mexico’s most popular sports. Fans will have a ringside seat as masked villains and heroes face off to battle for wrestling supremacy. It provides enthusiastic viewers with an incredibly visceral and explosive experience with a focus on the artistry, originality, intense action and over-the-top characters that have come to define this phenomenal fan-favorite. A celebration of lucha libre’s long-standing Mesoamerican heritage and culture dating back to 1863, this is programming that must be seen to be believed.
“Lucha Underground” is produced by MGM in association with Lucha Libre FMV for El Rey Network. Executive producers are Mark Burnett, Eric Van Wagenen (also showrunner); Dorian Roldán from Lucha Libre AAA; Alex Garcia and Antonio Cué Sánchez-Navarro; El Rey Network co-founder Robert Rodriguez; FactoryMade and El Rey Network co-founders John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa and Skip Chaisson of El Rey Network. The series airs on El Rey Network and is distributed internationally by MGM.
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About El Rey Network
El Rey Network is a Latino-infused entertainment brand that revels in the courage, capacity, and creativity of ordinary people on extraordinary journeys. Launched by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and run by Rodriguez and his artistic collective, El Rey Network develops and produces linear and digital programming as well as integrated branded entertainment offerings. El Rey Network’s flagship is a 24-hour English-language entertainment and lifestyle cable channel that focuses a distinctly Latino lens on popular culture. El Rey Network is jointly owned by Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade with a minority stake held by Univision Networks & Studios, Inc.
About Lucha Libre AAA
Lucha Libre AAA is a media and entertainment company founded in 1992 by Antonio Pena Herrada and manages the IP of the “AAA” brand and another 250 characters in its league. The company produces Lucha Libre events globally including venues such as Palacio de Los Deportes, Arena Monterrey, HP Pavilion, Madison Square Garden, Los Angeles Sports Arena and Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. In addition to working with sponsors such as Corona, Hershey's, Comex and Unilever, the league has released an animated movie and video game in the Mexican market. Lucha Libre AAA develops 5 hours of content per week that is aired on three television channels in Mexico: Galavision and Televisa Deportes Network.
About MGM Television
MGM Television is a leading producer and global distributor of premium content for television and digital platforms, with distribution rights to original productions and a robust catalog of television episodes and feature films. The titles include premiere entertainment franchises such as James Bond, Rocky, Stargate and “The Hobbit” trilogy. Current scripted and unscripted multi-platform projects include “The Voice” (NBC); “Survivor” (CBS); “Shark Tank” (ABC); “Beyond the Tank” (ABC);”Celebrity Apprentice”(NBC); “Vikings” (HISTORY); “Teen Wolf” (MTV); “500 Questions” (ABC); “The People's Choice Awards” (CBS); America’s Greatest Makers (INTEL/Turner) and Lucha Underground (El Rey Network). Through its finance and distribution entity, Orion TV Productions, the syndicated courtroom series “Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court” is currently airing its third season. MGM Television programming regularly airs in more than 70 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.
FactoryMade is an incubator for entertainment businesses founded by John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa. The company builds IP-based franchises, production, and distribution platforms by leveraging its strong ties to the Hollywood creative community and partnering with global brands and investors. Its ventures include El Rey Network and Tres Pistoleros Studios with Robert Rodriguez and a joint venture with the leading Mexican wrestling league Lucha Libre AAA. In addition to working with corporate partners such as Telefonica and JCP, they previously spearheaded the creation of Hasbro's film business (Transformers, G.I. Joe, Battleship) and television business (Hasbro TV Studios, the Hub Network with Discovery Communications) and developed retail's first integrated digital gaming and commerce platform with HSN (HSN Arcade).