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[07/21/20 - 04:43 PM]
Alcon Television Group Acquires Rights to Action Pilot "Luchador" from Showrunner and Creator Diego Gutierrez
The character-driven action drama is about a fictional, Lucha Libre-inspired city run by colorful gangs of Mexican Wrestlers at the brink of tyranny, and the unlikely young wrestler who becomes its champion and savior, both inside and outside the ring.

[via press release from Alcon Television Group]

ALCON TELEVISION GROUP ACQUIRES RIGHTS TO ACTION PILOT LUCHADOR FROM SHOWRUNNER AND CREATOR DIEGO GUTIERREZ

LOS ANGELES, CA, JULY 21, 2020 - In a competitive bidding situation, Alcon Television Group has acquired the rights to Diego Gutierrez's (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, Without a Trace) Luchador, it was announced by Alcon Television Group Co-founders and Co-CEO's Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove.

Written by Gutierrez, Luchador is a character-driven action drama about a fictional, Lucha Libre-inspired city run by colorful gangs of Mexican Wrestlers at the brink of tyranny, and the unlikely young wrestler who becomes its champion and savior, both inside and outside the ring.

Creator and showrunner Gutierrez will serve as executive producer alongside Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson and Ben Roberts of Alcon Television Group. Roberts brought the project into Alcon.

States Kosove and Johnson: "We are thrilled to work with Diego in this exciting world he has envisioned for these rich characters. Creatively we see this as ripe ground for many types of stories in many different mediums."

Alcon will take the show to market later this year.

Diego Gutierrez is best known as the creator and executive producer of popular Spanish-language Netflix series Monarca starring Irene Azuela and Juan Manuel Bernal. Gutierrez's previous credits include writer and executive producer on the American horror television series From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, as well as Syfy Networks' Warehouse 13 and the popular supernatural drama Buffy the Vampire Slayer for Paramount Network.

Gutierrez is managed by A.B. Fischer at Literate and attorney Bruce Gellman.

ABOUT ALCON TELEVISION GROUP

Alcon Television Group is an independently owned television studio and production company based in Los Angeles. Founded in 2012 as a division of Alcon Entertainment, Alcon Television Group finances, develops, produces and distributes a diverse slate of scripted content with global market appeal for distribution on premium subscription networks, digital platforms and major cable and broadcast networks.

Alcon Television Group's latest projects include the critically acclaimed epic space series The Expanse which debuted on Amazon in December and boasts a 100% Certified Fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes; the animated children's series Pete the Cat, a co-production with Amazon Studios based on the best-selling children's book series currently available on the streaming service; and Blade Runner - Black Lotus, a highly-anticipated anime series developed in partnership with Adult Swim and Crunchyroll inspired by Alcon's Oscar-winning feature Blade Runner 2049.

Past projects for Alcon Television Group include the Grammy award-winning and 5-time Emmy-nominated HBO documentary series The Defiant Ones which chronicled the divergent roots and unlikely partnership of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. The Company's first co-production was the Emmy-nominated documentary Sinatra: All or Nothing at All for HBO from Oscar winning director Alex Gibney. The intimate portrait of Sinatra as a singer, actor, father, husband and philanthropist remains one of HBO's most successful shows in the 50+ demographic.





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