Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez’ new cable network El Rey has tapped D.J. Cotrona (Dear John) to star in From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, based on the feature film with George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, and Salma Hayek. The new series is now in production in Austin, Texas, with Rodriguez on board to direct the first couple of episodes.
According to the official announcement by El Rey Network, From Dusk Till Dawn will debut early next year. The ten episode hour-long series will also star Zane Holtz, Jesse Garcia, and Don Johnson (recurring as Sheriff Earl McGraw).
“If the movie’s the short story, the series is the novel,” says Rodriguez. “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.”
Rodriguez created the series and will executive produce the show along with showrunner Carlos Coto, John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa. Writer Diego Gutierrez is a co-executive producer.
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.
Source: El Rey Network
-Posted by Rebecca Murray
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