El Rey Network has only aired three episode of their debut scripted original “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series,” (Tuesday nights at 9pm) but they are already announcing it will be back! The sophomore season will consist of 13 hour-long episodes set to be shot in Austin, Texas.
Director Robert Rodriguez, who serves as creator of the series and director of the first four episodes said, “This is a truly unique property and one that has really resonated for viewers. It has been a joy to bring these characters back to life and have the opportunity to take our storytelling to a whole new place. We look forward to going back into production later this year and are excited about raising the bar even higher in season two.”
“From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series,” based on the cult classic film of the same name, follows bank robber, Seth Gecko (D.J. Cotrona) and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard “Richie” Gecko (Zane Holtz), who are wanted by the FBI and Texas Rangers Earl McGraw (Don Johnson) and Freddie Gonzalez (Jesse Garcia) after a bank heist leaves several people dead. While on the run to Mexico, Seth and Richie encounter former pastor Jacob Fuller (Robert Patrick) and his family, whom they take hostage. Using the family RV to cross the border, chaos ensues when the group detours to a strip club that is populated by vampires. They are forced to fight until dawn in order to get out alive. The series deepens the tone and expands the storyline of the film, adds new characters and backstories, and explores the Mesoamerican mythology behind the creatures inside the club.
To catch up with the newest episode entitled, “Blood Runs Thick,” check it out below: