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ComicsVerse recently got to hang out on the set of MAN AT ARMS in Los Angeles, California, courtesy of the El Rey Network and interview the cast and crew. CV even got a backstage view of the filming of one of the episodes!

During our time on set, we got to interview El Rey Network owner Robert Rodriguez, who’s own son was featured in the episode we say filmed. Listen to the link below for the full interview!

El Rey Network’s new original series “MAN AT ARMS: ART OF WAR” airs Thursdays at 8:00 pm ET on El Rey Network.  Hosted by Machete himself, Danny Trejo (MACHETESONS OF ANARCHY), the eight-part series spotlights the nobility of craftsmanship and working with your hands.

In each episode a team of expert craftsmen skillfully reproduce legendary weapons from scratch, using techniques from the past, as well as state-of-the-art technologies beyond original creators’ wildest imaginations, to create historical, modern, and mythological works of martial art.

Each masterwork is then tested by experts for strength and real-world functionality.Whether it slices, shoots stab or smashes, viewers will get a first-hand look at what kind of force each marvelous masterpiece can unleash.  Based on the extremely popular YouTubeseries, “MAN AT ARMS” is produced by DEFY and El Rey Network.

About DEFY Media

DEFY Media is the top digital producer and programmer for 13-34-year-olds, and the largest owner of YouTube channels and leading media brands across the comedy, lifestyle, and gaming verticals. Each month, DEFY-produced content generates 800 million video views and reaches125 million viewers across our 70 million YouTube subscribers, 80 million unique web visitors and consumers of our apps, which have been downloaded over 25 million times.

DEFY Mediabrands include Smosh, recently named by Variety as the top brand for 13-17-year-olds, Break, known for its top program “Prank It Forward”™, and Screen Junkies, home to the highly influential Emmy-nominated digital series “Honest Trailers”. The world’s top brands partner with DEFY to build immersive advertising solutions that deliver unparalleled access to this influential audience.

With uniquely integrated capabilities in content development, studio production, distribution, and promotion, DEFY Media is built for content delivery in the digital age. Please visit us at www.DEFYMedia.com.

About El Rey Network

El Rey Network is a 24-hour, English-language lifestyle network targeting “Strivers,” viewers who hold strong core beliefs about the importance of family, independence, hard work, craftsmanship, and legacy. Founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, and curated byRodriguez and his artistic collective, the network features action-packed programming, relatable heroes and aspirational stories that embrace today’s America.

El Rey’s slate is anchored by signature series including the original drama “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series,”the one-on-one interview program “El Rey Network Presents: The Director’s Chair,” and “LuchaUnderground,” a Lucha Libre wrestling series produced by Mark Burnett.

El Rey Network’s lineup also showcases a wide range of iconic feature films and television series including genre, action, and sci-fi/ horror. El Rey Network LLC is jointly owned by Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMadeVentures, with a minority stake held by Univision Networks & Studios, Inc. 

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