‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ TV Series Sets Cast, Robert Rodriguez to Direct First Episodes
Some time ago, we heard that Robert Rodriguez would adapt the Rodriguez-Quentin Tarantino classic 'From Dusk Till Dawn' for a new TV series on El Rey, dropping the "From" to simply 'Dusk Till Dawn.' Now, the first cast details from shooting have emerged, with Rodriguez himself to direct the inaugural two episodes!
The 10-episode series is created, directed and executive produced by Rodriguez to feature a principal cast that includes D.J. Cotrona ('G.I. Joe: Retaliation') replacing George Clooney's role as as Seth Gecko, Zane Holtz ('The Perks of Being a Wallflower') as Richie Gecko, and Jesse Garcia ('Sons of Anarchy') as Texas Ranger Freddie Gonzalez, a new character for the series. Don Johnson ('Django Unchained') will take the recurring role of Sheriff Earl McGraw, with further casting announcements in the coming weeks.
Says Rodriguez of the TV adaptation, "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 next spring."
The official description of the series reads thusly:
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.
Well, what say you? Are you interested in a 'Dusk Till Dawn' TV series, or is the memory of Salma Hayek in a bikini enough?