El Rey Network plans to take viewers on a wild ride with the highly-anticipated, one-hour premiere of “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” on Tuesday, March 11th at 9pm ET/PT, the network tells Bloody Disgusting. The series, created and executive produced by network Founder and Chairman, filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, is based on the cult classic film of the same name. The 10-episode series will serve as the first scripted original to air on the network.
In addition to the date, EW shared the first trailer and artwork for the series that also revealed quite a few surprises for directors!
Rodriguez, who will direct the first, second and fourth episodes, has enlisted fellow award-winning filmmakers, Eduardo Sánchez (The Blair Witch Project) and Joe Menendez (The Brothers Garcia, Hunting of Man, Ladron) to direct episodes three, and five, respectively. Emmy-Winning Special Effects wizard Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead) will oversee make-up effects for the series. As previously announced, Nikita executive producer Carlos Coto is the showrunner.
The supernatural crime saga (based on the cult classic film of the same name) will feature an international cast including: D.J. Cotrona (Dear John, G.I. Joe: Retaliation); Zane Holtz (Holes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower); Jesse Garcia (Quinceañera, Sons of Anarchy); Eiza González (Lola: Érase Una Vez); Wilmer Valderrama (That ‘70s Show, To Whom It May Concern); Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights, G.I. Joe: Retaliation); Jake Busey (Starship Troopers, Enemy of the State, Identity); Don Johnson (Django Unchained, Nash Bridges); Madison Davenport (Save Me, Shameless); Lane Garrison (Bonnie & Clyde, Prison Break); Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The X-Files); and Brandon Soo Hoo (Tropic Thunder, Ender’s Game, Incredible Crew).
“Based on the thrill-ride film, “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 leaves several people dead. While on the run to Mexico, Seth and Richie encounter former pastor Jacob Fuller (Patrick) and his family, whom they take hostage. Using the family RV to cross the border, chaos ensues when the group detours to a strip club that is populated by vampires. They are forced to fight until dawn in order to get out alive. The series deepens the tone and expands the storyline of the film, adds new characters and backstories, and explores the Mesoamerican mythology behind the creatures inside the club.”