Rodriguez Announces From Dusk Till Dawn TV Series
From Dusk Till Dawn, an intense and hilarious 90s crime caper-meets-B-Movie supernatural splatgorefest, is coming to serialised TV format, Robert Rodriguez (the film’s director and co-creator along with Quentin Tarantino) has said.
[quote]”If the movie’s the short story, the series is the novel. 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.” – Rodriguez[/quote]
El Rey Network is a 24-hour network founded by Rodriguez. It will feature original dramas, feature films, horror, sci-fi and “next-generation sports”, whatever they are. The name comes from the town that Seth (George Clooney) and Richard (Quentin Tarantino) Gecko were to escape to in the film: a corrupt hellhole where people generally lived off their ill-gotten gains in seclusion, and then drug or alcohol-fuelled oblivion.
Hopefully, the TV channel will have better luck and churn out original greatness.
DJ Cotrona (GI Joe: Retaliation) and Zane Holtz (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) will star in the forthcoming TV series. Jesse Garcia (Sons of Anarchy) has been mentioned as the new character Texas Ranger Freddie Gonzalez, and Don Johnson will take the recurring role of Sheriff Earl McGraw, the role played by Michael Parks played in the original film, as well as Kill Bill, Grindhouse, Planet Terror and Deathproof.
Danny Trejo has suggested that he’ll return as the bartender. There is no word yet on whether Cheech Marin will play everyone else in the series (here’s hoping he plays Satanico Pandemonium, at least).
The new network will debut in the US in December, and the series will air there in Spring 2014. No UK channels have picked it up yet, so who knows? It could end up as another Netflix exclusive.