November 17, 2020
Crackle Plus, an ad-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) network, Nov. 17 announced the U.S. premiere of its original series “Heroes of Lucha Libre,” launching on Nov. 25. Directed by Alfredo Widman (The Red Thread), the 11-part scripted series stars professional luchadores Rey Mysterio Jr., Mil Mascaras, Tinieblas Jr., Alushe, Dragon Lee and Blue Demon.
“Heroes of Lucha Libre” celebrates and honors the rich cultural tradition of the Mexican professional wrestling, while integrating an imaginative comic book storyline. With a contemporary spin on the action in the ring, the series features superhero elements making it unique to other content of its genre. Produced and created by Joaquin Vodanovich alongside Alejandro Ortiz the series is written by Ortiz.
“I grew up watching these heroes with my grandfather in Mexico. Now I want to share all those emotions and admiration with the world and help to inspire future generations,” co-producer Alejandro Ortiz said in a statement.
The deal was negotiated by Patrick Hughes, Harvey Russell and Pablito Vasquez of Foundation Media, who are also executive producers on the project.
Crackle adds “Heroes of Lucha Libre” alongside original and AVOD exclusive titles including “Lennox Lewis: The Untold Story,” “Robert the Bruce,” “Corporate Animals,” “Blue Iguana,” “Spides,” “Road to Race Day,” “Cleanin’ Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters,” “On Point,” “Anything is Possible — The Serge Ibaka Story,” “The Clearing” and “Going From Broke,” which was recently picked up for a second season.
“We are proud to add ‘Heroes of Lucha Libre’ to Crackle’s growing list of original series,” added Philippe Guelton, president of Crackle Plus. “This family friendly show spotlights the exciting and historic cultural traditions for the sport and its famous Luchadors.”
“Heroes of Lucha Libre” is distributed worldwide by Screen Media, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company and the supplier of exclusive and original content for Crackle Plus.