Lucha Underground Executive Producer Doesn’t Know if Season 5 Will Happen (VIDEO)

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The Season 4 Lucha Underground finale airs tonight, but don’t hold your breath waiting to find out if they’ll be back.

“I don’t know anything about season 5,” Executive Producer Eric Van Wagenen told the Masks, Mats & Mayhem show during a recent interview. “We survive as El Rey survives. We need them to be successful and we need them to be able to afford to do the show.”

Adding: “I think we reached the tipping point budget wise. We’ve gone I think as low as we can go. And I don’t know that we would try to replicate the business model of season 4 again. And so it becomes a question again of ‘can we find a way to do season 5 without it being cheaper and faster and all the other things?'”

Van Wagenen claims MGM is happy with LU and wants to continue doing it — citing recent meetings in regards to utilizing their IP on additional lucha libre related programming — but he’d like to get a new partner involved first to bolster the budget. 

“I don’t think the show is going away,” he explained. “I just don’t think it’s going to sit in this survival mode. I think we’d be looking to take on another partner that brings something different.”

If the show does get the green light for a season 5, Eric and show producer Chris Roach seem to have opposing ideas on how it would play out. Van Wagenen says it would be a reboot in a lot of ways, including the cast. Roach, however, says he’d like to wrap up the storylines that began in the first season before a reboot occurs. 

“Nobody is saying it’s dead [Lucha Underground], there’s just not a huge hustle to get it on the air right now,” Van Wagenen admitted. “Good shows sometimes go away for business decisions. Sometimes shitty shows live on and on and on, for business reasons.”

Watch the interview below. 

  • Louis
  • Louis

    LU tried but they’ve run their course.

    • Zack Webster

      The fuck you mean they tried? They succeeded. They’ve created a better more fast-paced incredibly entertaining product. Something WWE is incapable of doing.

      • Elaine House

        I agree lu is awesome.

      • Louis

        They failed.

        Last week’s part 1 LU season 4 finale show drew 67,000 viewers. Not a typo. Not very good.

        Like I said, they tried their best.

        That’s what the fuck I mean.

        • Zack Webster

          You really think it matters how many viewers they draw in? I’m not talking about viewers dumbass. I’m talking about in terms of product. They have created a product that is better than most wrestling. Definitely better than any of that childish crap that WWE produces.

          • Will Henderson

            guy’s just trying to troll you, don’t fall for it, don’t feed the troll.

          • Louis

            Shut the fuck up you pussy coward. You too much of a bitch to reply directly to me you punk ass bitch.

          • James Price

            So do shut up.

          • Louis

            Make me, bitch.

          • Louis

            Ratings do matter you dumb motherfucker.

            You just had the producer saying he’s not sure there will be another season.

            Did you not read the article you dumb piece of shit?

            So you can suck my dick and go fuck yourself you dumb bitch!

  • Elaine House

    I hope it happens. I love my lucha underground

  • Louis
  • James Price

    Louis, I know you hate LU, but WWE sucks, TNA is in a okay state, ROH is boring, NXT is a breeding ground for jobbers, so yeah we Lucha Underground. Because I’m not going back to World’s Worst Entertainment.

    • Louis

      I’m right here, bitch. Grow a set and reply directly to me, motherfucker.

      • James Price

        The Sait Mines look full today.

        • Louis

          Shut the fuck up.

      • PurpleHaze

        Don’t feel alone, I can’t stand it either

        • Louis

          I love it. For some odd reason, the site attracts some people who, from what I see on their disqus profile, people who never comment on wrestling or people who have only made a few comments in the past 5 years. Odd.