FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES Starts Production
By Jeanne Standal | Nov 7, 2013 | Leave a Comment (0)
Are you ready for the 10-episode serialized drama From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series? Good, ’cause we’ve just learned that the supernatural crime saga, starring D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Jesse Garcia and Don Johnson, will debut on El Rey Network in the first quarter of 2014! Head inside to find all important details… El Rey Network in association with FactoryMade Ventures, today announced the production start of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, the first scripted original to air on Robert Rodriguez’s new genre-busting cable network set to debut this December. Based on his cult classic film of the same name, the supernatural crime saga, hour-long series (which will premiere on El Rey Network in Q1 2014) began filming in Austin this week with Rodriguez set to direct the first two installments. The 10-episode serialized drama, created, directed and executive produced by Rodriguez and based on the 1996 cult classic he created with Quentin Tarantino, will feature a principal cast including: Cotrona as Seth Gecko, Holtz as Richie Gecko, Johnson as Sheriff Earl McGraw, and Garcia as Texas Ranger Freddie Gonzalez, a new character created for the series.
Based on the thrill-ride film, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series is a supernatural crime saga centered around bank robber, Seth Gecko and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard “Richie” Gecko, who are wanted by the FBI and Texas Rangers Earl McGraw and Freddie Gonzalez 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.Miramax, producing studio and distributor of the original film, is distributing the series internationally in all territories with the exception of Canada, China, India and UK.