Robert Rodriguez has started production on his From Dusk Till Dawn TV series, based on the vampire film he made with Quentin Tarantino in 1996 starring George Clooney, Salma Hayek and Harvey Keitel.
Filming on the 10-episode series began yesterday, with Rodriguez releasing a statement (via AITH) saying, “If the movie’s the short story, the series is the novel. We have assembled an amazing cast and crew, and viewers can expect to be part of a wild ride when the series premieres on El Rey Network next spring.”
The cast includes DJ Cotrona and Zane Holtz as Seth and Richie Gecko, Jesse Garcia (Sons Of Anarchy) as Texas Ranger Freddie Gonzalez and Don Johnson himself as Sherriff Earl McGraw.
“Based on the thrill-ride film, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series is a supernatural crime 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 left several people dead. While on an escape route to Mexico, Seth and Richie encounter former minister Jacob Fuller and his family who they take hostage. Using the family RV to make a run for the Mexican border, chaos ensues when the group detours to a strip club that is unknowingly populated by vampires, and forces them to fight until dawn in order to get out alive. The series deepens the tone of the film, adds new characters and back stories and expands the Mesoamerican mythology behind the vampires.”