Photo: "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
Director Robert Rodriguez’s “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series,” a television adaptation of his popular 1996 film that starred George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino, debuted on his El Rey Network.
The series, the first original content produced for the network, is about two crazy bank-robbing brothers who are on the run after a heist that left several people dead.
The 10 one-hour episodes in the series star D.J. Cotrona as Seth Gecko, George Clooney’s character in the movie; Zane Holtz as Richie Gecko, who was played by Quentin Tarantino in the feature film; and Jesse Garcia, who plays a Texas ranger.
Don Johnson is Sheriff Earl McGraw, the role played by Michael Parks in the film version.
“From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” looks at the start of the criminal careers of Seth and Richie, and how the FBI tried to capture them.
The brothers head for Mexico and end up in a strip club that, as in the film, turns out to be a den of vampires.
The horror series, which was made by FactoryMade Ventures with Rodriguez serving as executive producer and director of several episodes, made its debut on the El Rey Network, which is available in some 40 million homes, the network said.
Rodriguez worked with FactoryMade Ventures executives John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa in designing the new network, which is geared toward Hispanic viewers and features animated series, cop shows, news, movies, music and sports.