Robert Rodriguez is helping to launch the cable station the El Ray Networks, which is aimed at Latinos. As such he’s lending some of his intellectual properties to the station, as well as creating some. We’ve already heard talk about his ‘latino James Bond’ character and we knew that a From Dusk Till Dawn show was on the table but we didn’t really know Rodriguez’s involvement. Well now we do.
Robert Rodriguez will be working on the first two hour long episodes of the From Dusk Till Dawn television show as the director.
Rodriguez has said,
‘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.’
Here’s the description for the show:
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.