Nicky Whelan and Maurice Compte have joined the Season 3 cast of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, Robert Rodriguez’s TV take on the cult 1996 film for his El Rey Network. Compte will play Brassa, a mysterious, Rasputin-like figure who takes on the outlaw Gecko brothers. Whelan’s character will be revealed on air.
Season 3 will continue the Gecko brothers’ saga as they fight their waythrough the world of culebras, the vampire-snake hybrids that control hidden empires in Texas and Mexico. Seth (D.J. Cotrona) and Richie (Zane Holtz) made a run for the border two years ago and ran headlong into a bar full of bloodsuckers and bandits, facing off with the vampire goddess Santánico (Eiza Gonzalez). 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 hellbent on destruction and domination. It’s up to the Geckos to stop them, but they can’t do it alone.
Whelan co-starred with Gabriel Luna in El Rey Network’s original series Matador, and her recent TV credits also include House of Lies, Chosen and Franklin & Bash. She also did more than 100 episodes of the Aussie soap Neighbours. Compte appeared in the Netflix series Narcos and guested this year on Hawaii Five-O and Rush Hour. He recently wrapped roles in the features Going Under and The True Memoirs of an International Assassin.
The Miramax-produced From Dusk Till Dawn also tapped series newcomers Eagle Egilsson and Rebecca Rodriguez for directing gigs. The latter, sister and frequent collaborator of series creator/EP Robert Rodriguez, will be making her TV helming debut. Diego Gutierrez is joining as an executive producer after having written episodes for Season 2.