El Rey Network has unveiled a new trailer for the upcoming third season of its cult hit wrestling series “Lucha Underground,” which is set to premiere next month.
The trailer features bits and pieces of the series’ atmospheric backstage vignettes, which are inspired in part by the style of the show’s executive producer and El Rey Network founder, Robert Rodriguez.
Season 3 will start with the fallout from last month’s “Ultima Lucha Dos,” which ended with Lucha Underground owner Dario Cueto being arrested on murder charges. But as he walked out of his Boyle Heights arena in cuffs, Cueto had a smile on his face, which has led fans to believe that he will call on his associate, the corrupt Councilman Delgado, to bail him out.
While this is going on, Dario’s monstrous brother, Matanza, remains the Lucha Underground champion after managing to survive a strong challenge for the belt from the show’s biggest fan favorite, Pentagon Dark. Pentagon, enraged by his defeat in spite of all his training, took his anger out on his master, Vampiro. Now Pentagon and Matanza seem to be on their own, without their mentors around to focus their violent urges.
Vampiro, meanwhile, is seen in the trailer attacking former champion Prince Puma, who gained more of a jagged edge in Season 2.
The trailer also shows some hints at other storylines to come, including a possible romance for Fenix, a deeper look into the backstory of Kobra Moon, and El Dragon Azteca Jr. being attacked in the locker room. Newcomers to the series are also teased, including a new member of Johnny Mundo’s team of evil gringos, Worldwide Underground. Hardcore wrestling veteran A.R. Fox and former WWE star Paul London will also be added to the cast this season.
Season 3 of “Lucha Underground” premieres on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 8 p.m. ET on El Rey.
Watch the trailer above.