Rodriguez Making “From Dusk Till Dawn” TV Series

Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez (From Dusk Till Dawn, Machete, Sin City) is launching a 24-hour cable channel called El Rey Network, featuring “the most culturally diverse generation in history through fearless, badass, and original content that awakens the renegade in everyone,” according to Entertainment Weekly.


The network will feature cult classic, next-gen sports, and original content, like a 10-episode supernatural crime drama based on the movie From Dusk Till Dawn.

The series — naturally called From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series  — will star Wilmer Valderrama, D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Jesse Garcia, Adrianne Palicki. Jake Busey, and Lane Garrison.

Cotrona and Holtz will play Seth and Richie Gecko, respectively. The roles were originated by George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino in the film version.

Valderrama (That 70s Show) plays Carlos, a criminal mastermind, while Busey (son of Gary) plays “eccentric, mythology-obsessed professor Aiden Tanner.”

Friday Night Lights‘ Palicki, who was also Wonder Woman in an NBC pilot, is the most recent cast member to sign on. She will play Vanessa Styles, a woman from Seth Gecko’s past.

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