Robert Rodriguez to Direct Episodes of Vampire Drama 'From Dusk Til Dawn'
LOS ANGELES - El Rey Network founder and filmmaker Robert Rodriguez will direct select episodes of the dark and highly-addictive original drama, “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series,” airing the network. The show, which has begun production on its third season, is comprised of ten hour-long episodes.
The series, based on the iconic film franchise of the same name, will feature a returning ensemble cast that includes: D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Eiza González, Jesse Garcia, Madison Davenport, Brandon Soo Hoo, and Jake Busey. Filmmaker and El Rey Network founder Robert Rodriguez will return to direct select episodes this season, which began shooting March 14 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Carlos Coto returns as showrunner (as well as writer and executive producer). "We're taking Season 3 to a whole new level," said Robert Rodriguez. "It's an explosive time in the Dusk world, and the Geckos will be up against new villains with new agendas and powers. We're all psyched about diving back in for kick ass action packed thrills.” Season three continues the Gecko brothers’ saga, as they fight their way through the world of culebras, the vampire-snake hybrids that control hidden empires in Texas and Mexico. Once the baddest outlaws in the land, Seth and Richie made a run for the border two years ago, to save their lives – and their fortune. They ran headlong into a bar full of bloodsuckers and bandits, facing off with the vampire goddess, Santánico. The Geckos joined her cause, and they settled an old score. It won them a place in the culebra world. Now, that world is about to explode, and new enemies are gathering – dark forces, hell-bent on destruction and domination. It’s up to the Geckos to stop them – but they can’t do it alone. “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” is produced by Miramax in association with Rodriguez International Pictures, FactoryMade Ventures and Sugarcane Entertainment. Executive producers are Robert Rodriguez, showrunner Carlos Coto, writer Diego Gutierrez, FactoryMade Ventures and El Rey Network co-founders John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa, and Miramax's Zanne Devine and Daniel Pipski. Miramax distributes “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” internationally in all territories.