From Dusk Till Dawn was originally a pretty good action film starring George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino that was directed by Robert Rodriguez and released back in 1996. Unfortunately, it was followed by two rather lacklustre straight to DVD sequels.
Now the franchise is coming back and has been re-imagined for the small screen and is once again being directed by Robert Rodriguez for the first two episodes. The show will air in the US on the cable network El Ray starting March 11th.
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 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.