via press release:
EL REY NETWORK’S ‘FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES’
CELEBRATES WORLD PREMIERE AT SXSW 2014
Highly-Anticipated Debut of Cable Network’s First Original Set For
Tuesday, March 11th at 9 PM ET/PT on El Rey Network
AUSTIN, TX – Thursday, January 30, 2014 – El Rey Network, Robert Rodriguez’s new genre-busting cable network, is excited to announce the World Premiere of the highly-anticipated From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series at the 28th annual South By Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. Following its World Premiere screening at SXSW, the series will debut on El Rey Network on Tuesday, March 11 at 9 PM ET/PT. The series, created and executive produced by filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, El Rey Network Founder and Chairman, is based on the cult classic film of the same name. Rodriguez directed the premiere episode which will be screened at the festival.
“As an Austinite and longtime fan of the festival, I could not be more excited to debut the premiere episode of FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES at SXSW this year," Rodriguez said. "I'm honored that the series has been selected and that we will have the chance to not only debut this action-packed TV show but also presentof the El Rey Network."
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series is a 10-episodecrime saga which debuts March 11 at 9 pm ET/PT on El Rey Network (check local listings). The series features an international cast including D.J. Cotrona (Dear John, G.I. Joe: Retaliation); Zane Holtz (Holes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower); Jesse Garcia (Quinceañera, ); Eiza González (Lola: Érase Una Vez); Wilmer Valderrama (That ‘70s Show, To Whom It May Concern); Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights, G.I. Joe: Retaliation); Jake Busey (Starship Troopers, Enemy of the State, Identity); Don Johnson (Django Unchained, Nash Bridges); Madison Davenport ( , ); Brandon Soo Hoo (Tropic Thunder, Ender’s Game, Incredible Crew); Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The X-Files); and Lane Garrison (Bonnie & Clyde, Prison Break.). Emmy-Winning Special Effects wizard Greg Nicotero ( ) oversees make-up effects for the series. Rodriguez and cast members will be in attendance for the World Premiere at SXSW.
FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES at SXSW 2014 Film Page
Based on the thrill-ride film, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series is acrime 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 leaves several people dead. While on the run to Mexico, Seth and Richie encounter former pastor Jacob Fuller (Patrick) and his family, whom they take hostage. Using the family RV to cross the border, chaos ensues when the group detours to a strip club that is populated by vampires. They are forced to fight until dawn in order to get out alive. The series deepens the tone and expands the storyline of the film, adds new characters and backstories, and explores the Mesoamerican mythology behind the creatures inside the club.
“From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” is an El Rey Network production in association with Rodriguez International Pictures, FactoryMade Ventures and Miramax. Executive producers are Robert Rodriguez, Carlos Coto (who is also showrunner) and FactoryMade Ventures and El Rey Network co-founders John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa. Diego Gutierrez is writer and co-executive producer. Robert Rodriguez will direct the first, second and fourth episodes.
Miramax, producing studio and distributor of the original film, is distributing the series internationally in all territories.
Entertainment One Television (eOne) and El Rey partnered earlier this week on an exclusive worldwide distribution agreement whereby eOne will represent DVD and EST rights in the US and Canada for “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” and will handle all media rights, with the exception of broadcast rights, for El Rey Network’s slate of upcoming originals.