El Rey Network Greenlights ‘Bushido Battleground’

From El Rey Network (Beverly Hills, CA, July 27, 2017) – Expanding its slate of adrenaline charged event programming, El Rey Network has greenlit the martial arts series “Bushido Battleground.”  The new, ten-episode, two-hour series showcasing elite fighters in the full contact sports of MMA, submission Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai matches from around the world, was announced today by El Rey Network President and G.M. Daniel Tibbets.

Part documentary and part travelogue with fights that are 100% real, “Bushido Battleground” is a multifaceted sporting event that feels like a feature film.  Matches will be held in locations around the world ranging from Thailand to the Mexico to Los Angeles.  But unlike traditional broadcasts, cameras not only cover the action of the fights, but also track the drama before, during and after the bouts.  The series is be a uniquely immersive experience, following the fighters and their teams, experiencing their unique training, learning the fighters’ different strategies and seeing how those strategies come to life in the action of the ring.   Then the lens goes deeper still, staying in the corners between rounds and finally following the aftermath of the contest into the training rooms.

“El Rey Network has found great success with our lucha libre wrestling series ‘Lucha Underground’ and our weekly Martial Arts film blocks.  Like Lucha and the Martial Arts Films, ‘Bushido Battleground’ will feature great storytelling, compelling fights and incredible skill,” remarked Tibbets.  “Just as Lucha Underground has taken lucha libre wrestling to another level through Robert Rodriguez’s cinematic eye, the fight world will be enhanced by the El Rey Network lens as well.”

Executive producers of “Bushido Battleground” are George Chung and Andy Horne. Chung is the CEO and co-founder of JUNGOTV and is a former five-time world martial arts champion and member of the Black Belt Hall of Fame. Horne was co-producer on “Blade” and “Blade II” and developed “La Femme Nikita” and the animated series “Spawn”.

 

About El Rey Holdings, LLC

El Rey Holdings, LLC 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 Holdings, LLC oversees El Rey Network and El Rey Studios. El Rey Network is a 24-hour English-language entertainment and lifestyle channel that focuses a distinctly Latino lens on popular culture. Targeted at an ethnically diverse and multigenerational audience, the programming lineup features heroic series and movies and presents original content that celebrates the ingenuity, craftsmanship, courage, and creativity of everyday people.  El Rey’s slate is anchored by signature originals including “Man at Arms: Art of War,” “Rite of Passage,” “Lucha Underground,” and “Baja Desert Championship”. El Rey Network’s lineup also showcases a wide range of iconic feature films and television series including genre, action, and sci-fi/horror.  El Rey Studios develops and produces original linear, digital and branded content for all platforms.  In addition to crafting original series and shows for El Rey Network, the Studio creates content for linear/digital channels and collaborates with consumer product companies to create evocative branded entertainment experiences. Committed to inspiring and championing modern Latino storytellers, El Rey Studios gives voice to creators with bold and imaginative visions that defy convention. El Rey Studios has produced “The Director’s Chair,” “The People’s Network” and “Artists in Residence” for El Rey Network.  El Rey Holdings, LLC is jointly owned by Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade with a minority stake held by Univision Networks & Studios, Inc.

Shop Deadpool tees in our officially licensed Marvel store!

Leave a Reply

Animation/Anime Interviews Animation/Anime News Animation/Anime Reviews Film/TV Interviews Film/TV News Film/TV Review
Black Panther Trailer
The Revolution Will Be Televised in the Latest ‘Black Panther’ Trailer

With Thor: Ragnarok ready to blow audiences away in just a...

The Wall
Win a Poster Signed by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, John Cena, and Doug Liman for ‘The Wall’

The first of two movies released this year from director Doug...

presage flower
Nationwide Theatrical Release of Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] THE MOVIE I. presage flower

TLDR Aniplex of America has released tickets for Fate/stay night THE...

Enabled Gaming Gaming News Gaming Reviews
8.0/10
Review – Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash (PS4)

When was the last time PBS was this exciting? Senran Kagura:...

Save the Light
Cartoon Network Reveals Global Launch of Steven Universe RPG ‘Save the LIght’

Cartoon Network finally announces the global launch of the Steven Universe RPG Save...

Yu-Gi-Oh! Code of the Duelist Special Edition
Kind of Like a Cheat Code – Yu-Gi-Oh! Code of the Duelist Special Edition Review

It’s kind of like using a cheat code without cheating –...

Comic Creator Interviews Comic/Graphic Novel News Comic/Graphic Novel Reviews Manga News Manga Reviews Novel/Novella Author Interviews Novel/Novella News Novel/Novella Reviews
hello kitty coloring
VIZ Media Releases New Hello Kitty and Friends Coloring Book

VIZ Media expands its catalog with one of the world’s largest...

8.0/10
Red Robin Returns in Detective Comics No. 965…or Does He!?!

Title: Detective Comics #965 Writer: James Tynion IV Penciler: Eddy Barrows...

viz
VIZ Media Announces New Digital Manga Content For August Update

TLDR New Viz Media digital manga updates for August that include...

Apparel/Personal Maintenance News Apparel/Personal Maintenance Reviews Entertainment Product News Entertainment Product Reviews Food/Beverage Reviews Hardware News Hardware Reviews Mystery Box News Mystery Box Reviews
GodMode
The Brain Booster Specifically for Gamers – GodMode

For those struggling to get a positive K/Dratio, Boss Level Labs...

Circuit Break
In Yu-Gi-Oh! Dragons Soar and Wires Get Crossed Due to a Circuit Break

Legendary Dragons soar and wires get crossed thanks to Circuit Break...

Legendary Dragon Decks
Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Legendary Dragon Decks Releasing 10/6/2017

Everyone favorite mythological creatures are hitting the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG hard with the...

Arena Football Automotives MMA, Kick Boxing & Boxing Professional Wrestling
AXS TV Closes NJPW’s ‘G1 Climax 27’ With Four Episodes From The Final Weekend Beginning Friday Oct. 13

Los Angeles, CA (Oct. 11, 2017) – “Rainmakers” and “High Fly...

New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Rocky Romero has created an auction to raise money for UNIDOS por Puerto Rico Disaster Relief

I’m The costume was worn by Rocky during the final Roppongi...

Douglas Lima Defends his Bellator Welterweight Title Against Rory MacDonald at the Forum on 1/20

LOS ANGELES – One year removed from its previous event at...

Adult Continuity Comics on the Can Cultural Junk Drawer Future Comic Rock Stars Is That Racist? Revisiting the Reviled THAT'S NOT ROTTEN! The B-Reel The Cantina Scene This Week in Crowdfunding What the HELL Did I just...?
Comics on the Can – Double Dragon

Comics on the can Double Dragon Writer – Dwayne McDuffie Pencils...

CULTURAL JUNK DRAWER SDCC 2017 86.3% TRUE RECAP!

A totally true recap of the most important geek cultural even...

Comics on the Can: Schick Hydrobot and the Transformers

Written by John Barber, Pencils by Steve Kurth, Inks by Juan...

Event News Event Reviews
Yu-Gi-Oh! at New York Comic Con
Konami Showcases Yu-Gi-Oh! at New York Comic Con

It’s time to duel! Konami Digital Entertainment showcases Yu-Gi-Oh! at New...

Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience Is Coming to Europe and North America 2018

LOS ANGELES (September 26, 2017) – The critically acclaimed Game of Thrones® Live...

The Third Annual ‘BeerX’ from 91X in San Diego Featured Sunburns and Beer Goggles

This past Saturday, I attended the 3rd annual BeerX, presented by...

Gaming Uncensored Toon-In-Talk
Gaming Uncensored: Year in Review 2016

A look back at the year in gaming.

Gaming Uncensored Roundtable: December 2016

December’s roundtable discusses story in games with Chad, Josh, and Spencer....

Gaming Uncensored: Podcast #349

Jamie reflects on some of his time with the HTC Vive....

Music Interviews Music News Music Reviews
MTV Unveils Performers for ‘TRL Live’ on October 3rd at 3 p.m. E.T.

NEW YORK, NY (September 26, 2017) – MTV today announced that...

Long Beach Punk Band ‘Spider’ Rocks ‘It’s Not Dead’ Festival

Spider is a heavy hitting punk band out of Long Beach,...

Lahna Turner’s ‘Limeade’ is a Hilariously Haunting Comedy Album

Many people are roll their eyes at the idea of musical...