via press release:
BREAK OUT THE TEQUILA AND RELIVE THE ACTION
‘FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES’ SEASON ONE
CINCO DE MAYO MARATHON ON EL REY NETWORK
Simultaneous Launch of the Season One Soundtrack with an Exclusive Remake of the Iconic “After Dark” Track on iTunes
Austin, TX (April 23, 2015) – In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, El Rey Network and Miramax will kick-off a marathon of their breakout original series, “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series,” appropriately beginning Tuesday, May 5th at dusk (6 PM ET) and concluding at dawn (4am ET). To add to the fiesta, El Rey Network Founder and Chairman, and creator of the original film franchise From Dusk Till Dawn, Robert Rodriguez will release the rock-infused season one soundtrack from his band, CHINGON Music (Kill Bill Volume 2, Once Upon a Time in Mexico) including a bonus Spanish version of “After Dark,” the Tito & Tarantula track made infamous by the iconic snake dance scene in the 1995 film. Season two of “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series”, is currently in production in Austin, TX and set to return late summer, 2015.
In addition to the special Spanish version of “After Dark” the soundtrack features selections of the original score from the show’s first season by Carl Thiel (Last Man Standing, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Spy Kids 4) and features songs by Robert Rodriguez’s CHINGON (Machete) as they appeared in the series, including the never before released CHINGON version of “Hey Baby Que Pasó”, and other reimagined classics like Jose Alfredo Sandoval’s “El Rey”, as well as the original “Cuka Rocka”, composed by Robert Rodriguez, Rick Del Castillo and Mark del Castillo. The album will be released on iTunes on May 5, 2015 and is now available for pre-order on both Amazon and iTunes. “After Dark”, “Hey Baby Que Pasó”, and “El Rey” are available for purchase now only on iTunes.
Season one of “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” centered on bank robber Seth Gecko and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard “Richie” Gecko, who were on the run to Mexico when they encountered former pastor Jacob Fuller and his family, who were taken hostage. Using the family RV to cross the border, chaos ensued when the group detoured to the Titty Twister, a strip club populated by culebras, snake-like ancient creatures who survive by drinking human blood. They were forced to fight until dawn in order to get out alive.
Season two explores a new chapter in this supernatural crime saga that travels from Mexico to the edgy, tricked-out Texas of Robert Rodriguez. It also deepens and complicates the core relationships between the characters, while adding new faces and new dynamics. Season Two begins with our characters in their separate worlds – Santánico and Richie are outside Houston, living like Bonnie and Clyde; Seth and Kate are scraping by South of the Border; and Freddie Gonzalez is protecting his wife and young daughter in a Houston suburb. And Carlos Madrigal and Scott Fuller emerge from the Titty Twister, changed men. They will all come together once again – this time facing off against an even bigger threat.
The Season 2 cast includes D.J. Cotrona (Dear John, G.I. Joe: Retaliation); Zane Holtz (Holes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower); Jesse Garcia (Quinceañera, Sons of Anarchy); Eiza González (Lola: Érase Una Vez); Wilmer Valderrama (That ‘70s Show, To Whom It May Concern); Madison Davenport (Noah, Shameless); Brandon Soo Hoo (Tropic Thunder, Ender’s Game, Incredible Crew); Jake Busey (Motorcycle Gang, Contract); and recent cast additions Danny Trejo (Machete, Con Air), Esai Morales (Criminal Minds, NYPD Blue), Jeff Fahey (Lost, Justified), and Briana Evigan (Step Up 2).
“From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” is a Miramax production in association with Rodriguez International Pictures, FactoryMade Ventures, and Sugarcane Entertainment. Executive producers are Robert Rodriguez, Carlos Coto (also showrunner), Diego Gutierrez (also writer), FactoryMade Ventures and El Rey Network co-founders John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa, and Miramax’s Zanne Devine and Daniel Pipski.
Miramax is distributing “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” internationally in all territories.
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