The all-new animated series follows Oscar, a wrestling fan who teams up with his wrestling idol to combat supernatural forces of evil; featuring WWE wrestler Óscar Gutiérrez, show will debut in 2022.
Cartoon Network Latin America has announced an all-new animated action-comedy, Rey Mysterio vs. The Darkness, coming to Latin America in 2022. Featuring the WWE wrestler Óscar Gutiérrez, whose professional persona Rey Mysterio has achieved iconic notoriety in Mexico, the show is produced by Mexican studio ¡Viva Calavera!.
Rey Mysterio vs. The Darkness tells the story of Oscar, a wrestling fan, who will team up with his idol, Rey Mysterio, to face supernatural beings and fight the forces of evil, wrestling villains and characters from Mexican traditions and the world of fantasy. Behind these extraordinary opponents is Uroboros, an evil wrestler who uses dark forces that he doesn’t fully understand. Rey Mysterio and Oscar must work together and do their best to defend the city and themselves from Uroboros’ evil plans.
“We are very excited to share this incredible production made in Mexico,” commented Jaime Jiménez Rión, Vice President of Content and Original Production, WarnerMedia Kids & Family Latin America. “We are confident that Cartoon Network and Rey Mysterio fans will enjoy the surprises we have in store for them, and the show will meet their expectations.”
"To have an action-comedy series on Cartoon Network is a dream come true,” shared ¡Viva Calavera! founder Hermanos Calavera. “It’s great how it puts Mexico and lucha libre at the center, and the fact that it stars Rey Mysterio, whom we have admired since we were kids, is out of this world. We believe that fans will love this new series, which is the result of the work and passion of so many people.”
The show’s unique visual style blends Mexican graphic components with a wrestling aesthetic, anime, and American cartoons. The action takes place in a world that includes elements of Mexico in an exciting and vibrant city, that will connect with audiences. This is a story of big dreams, of action in and outside the ring, in a show with Mexican flavor and all the fun and style of Cartoon Network Latin America.
Source: Cartoon Network Latin America