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UPDATED: Lucha Underground to Debut on Netflix This Month

February 1, 2017 | Posted by Larry Csonka
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UPDATE: Court Bauer spoke with wrestlezone.com, elaborating further on his report that seasons one & two of Lucha Underground will debut on Netflix this month…

“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.”

ORIGINAL: According to the latest edition of Court Bauer’s MLW Radio (via PWinsider), the first two seasons of Lucha Underground will debut on Netflix on February 15. The series had 39 episodes in Season One and 26 in season two. Bauer is a former WWE Creative Team member and promoter; he had worked for Lucha Underground last year and had been involved in a push to get the series on the streaming platform. This news follows rumors that started last month, claiming that the series would be leaving The El Rey Network completely for Netflix. If it happens, Lucha Underground will be the first wrestling promotion/series hosted on the streaming service. Lucha Underground is currently in their third season, but are currently on a break as El Rey made the call to split and extend the season.