Diego Gutierrez is wrestling with a new project…
Alcon Television Group has acquired the rights to the Latino editor, writer and director’s Mexican wrestling drama Luchador.
Written by Gutierrez, thecharacter-driven action drama centers on 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 in and out of the ring.
Gutierrez will serve as the executive producer alongside Alcon Television Group’s Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson and Ben Roberts.
Roberts brought the project into Alcon, which will take the project to market later this year.
“We are thrilled to work with Diego in this exciting world he has envisioned for these rich characters,” said Kosove and Johnson. “Creatively we see this as ripe ground for many types of stories in many different mediums.”
Gutierrez is best known as the creator and executive producer of the popular Spanish-language Netflix series Monarca starring Irene Azuela and Juan Manuel Bernal.
His previous credits include working as a writer and executive producer on From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, as well as Syfy Network’s Warehouse 13 and Paramount Network’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer.