Los Angeles: Action drama 'Matador', whose first season ended its run this October, has been cancelled. 'Matador' starred Gabriel Luna as a DEA agent recruited by the CIA to go undercover as a professional soccer player.
Launched in July, first season had 13 episodes and was was created by Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman, with Robert Rodriguez directing the opening hour, reporetd Deadline.
The drama, an expensive production shot in Los Angeles and backed by El Rey, reportedly did fine in its US run. The series, described as a Latino take on 'James Bond', however, did not do as well as its producers had hoped internationally where its sales were soft despite a strong initial interest, leading to the decision not to proceed with season two.
"Ultimately it was a business decision but to be clear, we were very proud of the series on every level-creatively it hit the mark and we are gratified that it celebrated diversity in front of the cameras and behind the scenes," El Rey said in a statement.
"We want to thank everyone involved, from the extraordinarily talented cast and crew to the amazing production team. We appreciate all that they have done and look forward to the opportunity to work with them in the future," the statement read.