Robert Rodriguez’s ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ TV Series Adds Robert Patrick and More
We were excited by the prospect of a ‘From Dusk Till Dawn‘ TV series to arrive on Robert Rodriguez‘s new Latin-themed network El Rey, though the initial announcement of the horror adaptation’s cast brought relatively few familiar names. That changes today, as the supernatural horror drama adapting Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino‘s 1996 smash has added ‘Terminator‘ and ‘True Blood‘ star Robert Patrick, ‘Shameless‘ vet Madison Davenport, and more!
In addition to the announced cast, Robert Rodriguez’s new series (formerly ‘Dusk Till Dawn,’ now apparently ‘From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series’) has added Robert Patrick as Jacob Fuller, Madison Davenport (‘Save Me,’ ‘Shameless’) as Kate Fuller, Brandon Soo Hoo (‘Ender’s Game‘) as Scott Fuller and Eiza González as Santánico Pandemonium, the role infamously filled out by Salma Hayek in the film.
Elsewhere, ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ features 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
The official description of the 10-episodes series reads:
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 excited to check out ‘From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series’ when it premieres in first quarter 2014? Check out the original trailer below, and tell us what changes you’d like to see in the new version!