The creators of Lucha Underground are close to striking a deal with Netflix to carry the show’s first season, according to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. The agreement would bring the show a much-needed additional revenue stream and would potentially expose the product to millions of new viewers.
Lucha Underground recently landed on iTunes, with the option to buy episodes a la carte or purchase a season pass. The Netflix deal would theoretically cannibalize sales of Season 1 episodes, but the rights fees and additional exposure more than make up for that.
Season 3 will begin shooting later this month in Boyle Heights, California and is set to premiere in September.
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