‘Lucha Underground’ Arrives To Netflix on Feb. 15th!
It was recently announced that Season 1 and 2 of ‘Lucha Underground‘ will be heading to Netflix. The wrestling show created by director Robert Rodriquez has been running on his network El Rey since 2014 and has recently gained a cult following. According to Court Bauer on his latest podcast on MLW Radio, the first two seasons of ‘Lucha Underground‘ are coming to Netflix on February 15.
‘Lucha Underground‘ is a wrestling show unlike any other. With Robert Rodriquez at the helm, the supernatural and horror elements are very apparent. It’s refreshing for wrestling fans as WWE is known to be too cartoony and other companies like ROH or NJPW are strictly wrestling. This mixes both of those elements and makes a unique hybrid.
It has been rumored for months now that the show would be moving to Netflix permanently after struggling on the El Rey Network. Court Bauer also cleared those rumors up with a statement to Wrestlezone.com:
The Netflix deal is an extension of Lucha Underground’s broadcasting distribution model. Netflix will air Season One and Two with an opportunity to air future seasons thereafter on Netflix that have already aired on El Rey. Lucha Underground is not moving their programming exclusively to Netflix. This is just like any show on CW or NBC taking an earlier season or more and distributing it through digital platforms such as Hulu or Netflix. Lucha Underground is not for sale to the best of my knowledge. El Rey is very happy to the best of my knowledge with the series. It’s cornerstone programming that’s outperforming everything on the network. El Rey remains a minority partner in the venture which gives them a truly vested interest in seeing this succeed. The Netflix deal will bring Lucha Underground to additional regions beyond North America that will be revealed at a later date.
All of that means so much for the future of the company! This allows ‘Lucha Underground‘ to reach a bigger audience than ever before. Also, I look at this as the first step for the show to move to Netflix permanently.
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