Early announcements on casting from Robert Rodriguez's new El Rey drama 'From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series' lacked a bit it star pedigree, its ranks somewhat bolstered by the addition of 'Terminator 2' star Robert Patrick, among others. Now, former 'That '70s Show' and 'Awake' star Wilmer Valderrama has joined the cast in a villainous new role, but of whom, asks no one?
Dusk Till Dawn
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!
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!
We’ve all heard the casual moans of fan communities that Hollywood never comes up with anything original anymore, settling into the familiar patterns of sequels, remakes, and adaptations of familiar properties to cash in on brand recognition. And while remakes have become subtly accepted as a chance for a new take on dormant properties, the recent ‘RoboCop’ trailer reminded us just how much passions can strain in the dissection of beloved classics.
Amid the flurry of movie and TV adaptations being announced for Upfront week, here comes one we certainly weren't expecting. Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino's vampire classic 'From Dusk Till Dawn' will birth a TV adaptation to be featured on Rodriguez's upcoming "El Rey" network, which will also feature a new series from 'Star Trek' writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. Find out all about the new venture inside!