You Should Stream: Get Your Lucha Libre Fix With ‘Lucha Underground’ on Netflix

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There is no show out there quite like Lucha Underground. Set at a warehouse known as The Temple in Boyle Heights, California, the series mixes ambitious storytelling that riffs on Aztec culture with impressive freestyle wrestling matches. With a mix of notable wrestlers like Rey Mysterio Jr. and some fighters from Mexico’s AAA, Lucha Underground has been wowing fans for three seasons now over at El Rey Network (in English) and UniMás (in Spanish). So much so that at 2016’s New York Comic Con, the crowd went wild when plans were unveiled for a number of live dates late last year. Then again, when your show features a dragon, a teleporting wrestler, and an intricate Game of Thrones-level mythology that requires the assistance of a Ph.D. professor who specializes in Mesoamerican studies, you just know you’re sitting on something pretty unique.

Seeing the demand for this hella weird wrestling show, Netflix recently announced that Lucha Underground is coming to the streaming service this month. Not only will it mark the first time Netflix is diving into sports but it will be the first time the show will be available in Mexico — and the first time the second season will be available in Spanish. If you’re a fan of high-flying kicks, some grade-A bilingual smack talk, and the drama-filled rivalries that pepper lucha libre, carve out some time to binge-watch all 70 episodes of the show’s first two seasons which drop March 15th.

Lucha Underground season 3 airs Wednesday 10pm on El Rey Network. Seasons 1 and 2 hit Netflix on March 15, 2017.