Paul Salfen interviews Robert Rodriguez, Wilmer Valderrama, DJ Cotrona, Zane Holtz. Christine Thompson interviews Eiza Gonzales.

Zane Holtz, Eiza Gonzalez

Zane Holtz, Eiza Gonzalez

Created and executive produced by cable network Founder and Chairman, filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, and based on the cult classic film of the same name, the 10-episode, hour-long series is the new El Rey Network’s first scripted original.

Rodriguez, who directs multiple episodes, including the premiere, enlisted award-winning filmmakers, Eduardo Sánchez (The Blair Witch Project) and Joe Menendez (The Brothers Garcia, Hunting of Man, Ladron) among others to direct future installments. Emmy-winning Special Effects wizard Greg Nicotero (EP of The Walking Dead), who partnered with Rodriguez on the feature film, oversees make-up effects.

Zane Holtz, DJ Cotrona

Zane Holtz, DJ Cotrona

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).

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“From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” is 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.


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Miramax, producing studio and distributor of the original film, is distributing the series internationally in all territories.  Entertainment One Television (eOne) exclusively represents DVD and EST rights in the US and Canada for “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” and handles all media rights, with the exception of broadcast rights, for El Rey Network’s slate of upcoming originals.


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