Austin, TX – El Rey Network has greenlit the original unscripted series “Man at Arms: Art of War” for a second season with the incomparable Danny Trejo returning as host. The renewal was announced today by El Rey Network President and GM Daniel Tibbets. The second season will continue the collaboration between El Rey Network and DEFY Media, the digital media company that created the digital series “Man at Arms”. The series moves to ten episodes and will debut in the second half of 2018.
“’Man at Arms: Art of War’ has been a terrific addition to El Rey Network’s original programming slate. Our audience really responded to this exploration and celebration of craftsmanship, history and strength,” said Tibbets. “Season 1 expanded the universe of the digital series and season 2 will truly test the limits of the team of expert craftsmen.”
In each episode of “Man at Arms”, a team of expert craftsmen skillfully reproduce iconic weapons and armor from scratch, using the technology that would have been available at the time such weapons and armor were originally created, as well as state-of-the-art technologies beyond the original forgers’ wildest imaginations. The builders create historical, modern, and mythological works of martial art. Each masterwork is then tested by experts for its strength and real-world functionality. Whether it slices, shoots, smashes, stabs, blocks, parries, or disarms, viewers will get a first-hand look at what kind of force each marvelous masterpiece can unleash.