From Dusk Till Dawn, the first original series from the El Rey Network, is based on the cult horror movie by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. Internationally, it’s being branded as From Dusk Till Dawn: A Netflix Original Series now that the streaming giant, in association with Miramax, El Rey and FactoryMade Ventures, has pacted to make the 10-part drama available to subscribers in the UK, Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands and the Nordics starting March 12. Netflix members in Latin America will get the show a week later on March 19. The series is Rodriguez’s first foray into serialized drama. It premieres on El Rey in the U.S. on March 11. From then, new episodes will arrive weekly in Europe and Canada within 24 hours of the U.S. broadcast. Latin America will follow a week later. The story follows bank robber Seth Gecko (D.J. Cotrona) and his brother, Richard ‘Richie’ Gecko (Zane Holtz) as they shoot their way south after a bank heist in Abilene, Texas. The series takes place over the course of one night, following the brothers as they try to evade a pair of Texas rangers. Along the way, they take a family hostage and steal their RV to cross the border. Chaos ensues when the group detours to a strip club populated by vampires. With the law, the undead and some of Mexico’s most hardened criminals on their trail, the group must fight until dawn to get out alive. Don Johnson, Jesse Garcia, Robert Patrick, Madison Davenport, Brandon Soo Hoo, Wilmer Valderrama, Lane Garrison, Adrianne Palicki and Jake Busey also star. Rodriguez directed and executive produced the 1996 film written by Tarantino who starred with George Clooney. He also directed four of the 10 episodes of the TV adaptation. From Dusk Till Dawn is an El Rey Network production in association with Rodriguez International Pictures, FactoryMade Ventures and Miramax. Executive producers are Rodriguez, showrunner Carlos Coto and FactoryMade and El Rey co-founders, John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa. Diego Gutierrez is writer and co-executive producer. A screening of the pilot will be part of the new episodic TV sidebar at SXSW.
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