[TV] El Rey Orders Second Season of “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series”

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It’s now safe to jump aboard El Rey’s “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” as a second season is coming, thus should be entering new territory.

El Rey Network, the general entertainment cable channel founded by filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, announced plans today to greenlight a sophomore season of the network’s first scripted original, “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series”.

Based on the cult classic film of the same name, season two will be comprised of 13 hour-long episodes and will be shot in Austin, Texas, home to the filmmaker’s Troublemaker Studios. Marking Rodriguez’s first foray into television, the highly-anticipated program premiered in the US on El Rey Network on Tuesday, March 11th and premiered exclusively on Netflix through their run-of-series license in Canada, Ireland, Nordics, Netherlands, the UK and Latin America. Season two will also be available internationally on Netflix following the US premiere.

Rodriguez, who created the series and directed four of the first season’s installments, said: “This is a truly unique property and one that has really resonated for viewers. It has been a joy to bring these characters back to life and have the opportunity to take our storytelling to a whole new place. We look forward to going back into production later this year and are excited about raising the bar even higher in season two.

Scott Sassa, El Rey Network’s Vice Chair, said: “Our decision to launch this ambitious original in just our first few months on the air was certainly bold but the payoff has been incredibly satisfying. As the television landscape becomes even more crowded, it’s important for El Rey Network to have a recurring and memorable franchise that speaks to our audience and allows us to break away from the noise of all the competition. ‘From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series’ is most certainly that kind of property and we are thrilled with the response from our affiliate partners, advertisers, viewers and the international community.

The international cast includes: 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).

 
  • http://mitchmacready.blogspot.com/ Zombie-Killa

    I’m not a big fan of this show, but I’ll admit last night’s episode was much better. It wasn’t great or anything like that, but it’s a noticeable improvement over the first two.

    Still, what’s pissing me off about this show is it’s based on the movie…… and they’re retracing steps in the movie in the damn show. That’s my biggest problem with this show: there’s no suspense or shock factor whatsoever, because if you know the movie, you know what’s going to happen next, step by step.

    So when it’s all said and done, I get the feeling this season is going to lead to Seth, Richie, and everyone else going to the Titty Twister, where they run into the vampires. Kind of a bummer, when you know they’re going to dedicate an entire season to the first half of the movie……and again, you know what’s going to happen. And the sub-plot for the deputy seeking vengeance for the Sheriff’s death? Eh, no thanks.

    Hopefully, season 2 will explore new territories.

  • ThunderDragoon

    I love this show so much. Since the first episode, it drew my attention. Everything they’re doing is so right. I love that they’re fleshing out the characters more, even if it does still follow the movie’s formula so far. I’m very excited that they’re going to make a second season. One more thing, the two leads are freakin’ gorgeous. Just had to put that out there.