Robert Rodriguez Directing “From Dusk Till Dawn” TV Series

November 7, 2013

The El Rey Network announced the production start of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, the first scripted original to air on Robert Rodriguez’s new cable network launching this December.

The series is based on Rodriguez’s cult classic of the same name and will be an hour-long. Filming began this week in Austin and the show will debut sometime in early 2014. Robert Rodriguez is directing the first two out of ten episodes.

Synopsis: “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” is a supernatural crime saga centered around bank robber, Seth Gecko (Cotrona) and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard “Richie” Gecko (Holtz), who are wanted by the FBI and Texas Rangers Earl McGraw (Johnson) and Freddie Gonzalez (Garcia) after a bank heist left several people dead. While on an escape route to Mexico, Seth and Richie encounter former minister Jacob Fuller and his family who they take hostage. Using the family RV to make a run for the Mexican border, chaos ensues when the group detours to a strip club that is unknowingly populated by vampires, and forces them to fight until dawn in order to get out alive. The series deepens the tone of the film, adds new characters and backstories and expands the Mesoamerican mythology behind the vampires.”

The drama stars D.J. Cotrona (Dear John, G.I. Joe: Retaliation) as Seth Gecko, the role George Clooney originally played. Zane Holtz (Holes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) stars as Richie Gecko, and Jesse Garcia (Quinceañera, Sons of Anarchy) plays Texas Ranger Freddie Gonzalez, a new character created for the series. Don Johnson (Django Unchained, Nash Bridges) will play Sheriff Earl McGraw.

If the movie’s the short story, the series is the novel. We have assembled an amazing cast and crew, and viewers can expect to be part of a wild ride when the series premieres on El Rey Network next spring,” said Rodriguez.

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