We've known for a long time now that Robert Rodriguez's cult horror thriller 'From Dusk Till Dawn' would be getting the TV treatment on new Latin TV network "El Rey," but could anything live up to the iconic cast that consisted of George Clooney, Salma Hayek and Quentin Tarantino himself? Find out in the first official trailer for Rodriguez's 'From Dusk' Till Dawn' TV series, debuting this March!
Admittedly a bit hard to judge from the brief footage, we're a little uncertain about the TV adaptation of Rodriguez's 1996 film, given the somewhat low-budget look to the quality of film. More than that, there doesn't seem to be very much in the way of Aztec imagery that made the original film stand out, but we'll wait for certain until the March 11 premiere for a full report.
The official description of the 10-episode 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.
Included among the cast are former ‘That ’70s Show’ star Wilmer Valderrama, 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, Jesse Garcia (‘Sons of Anarchy‘), Don Johnson (‘Django Unchained‘) as Sheriff Earl McGraw, 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.
Check out the footage for yourself above, and tell us in the comments what you think of our first look at the 'From Dusk Till Dawn' TV series!