For those of you without Netflix but craving more vampires in your life, you’ll be happy to hear that From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, is launching on Spike UK at 9pm on 4th January with a special feature length episode. If you’re a fan of The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad on Spike and you love the original cult movie From Dusk Till Dawn, then sink your teeth into this supernatural crime drama. The series will continue in January at 10pm on Monday nights thereafter.
Created and executive produced by maverick filmmaker Robert Rordriguez and based on the cult classic film of the same name which he also directed, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series is a supernatural crime saga with an international cast of stars: DJ Cotrona (GI Joe: Retaliation) as the suave but violent Seth Gecko, Zane Holtz (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) as his psychotic, unpredictable brotherRichie Gecko, and star Eiza González playing Santánico Pandemonium. Season 1 also features household names including Don Johnson (“Miami Vice”), Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgement Day, The X Files) and Wilmer Valderrama (That 70’s Show, Minority Report).
The original movie saw two bank robbers and their hostages sneak across the Mexican border, hole up in a bar used as a base by a gang of vampires and fight their way out. Filmed in Texas, this critically acclaimed reimagining deepens the tone of the film, adds new characters and backstories and expands the mythology behind the culebras, snake-like ancient creatures who survive by drinking human blood. Edgy, cool and scary, it is filmed in the style of the movie, with clipped scenes and flashbacks.
Marie-Claire Dunlop, Acquisitions and Channel Manager at Spike comments: “I’m delighted to welcome this high octane drama From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series to the Spike schedule in 2016. I couldn’t have asked for a better action packed series to launch the New Year with.”
The feature length launch episode is enough to whet any vampire fans’ appetite and sees the Gecko Brothers embark on a crime spree. Leaving a trail of blood in the wake of their latest heist, they head for the Mexican border, but are cornered by Texas Rangers Earl McGraw and Freddie Gonzalez during a pit stop at a roadside liquor store in Texas. A stand-off ensues, during which Richie has visions of demons and a mysterious woman beckoning him from beyond. Richie?s visions intensify as the Gecko Brothers flee the shootout at the liquor store, with Ranger Gonzalez in pursuit. Months after his wife’s death, Jacob Fuller takes his family on vacation. Concerned that he is acting strangely, his daughter Kate stays in contact with her boyfriend Kyle, who is killed by Don Carlos. Brandon Smith (Jeepers Creepers) guest-stars as Ranger Gonzalez?s boss Captain Chance Holbrook.
Season 1 of 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.