EXCLUSIVE: El Rey Network has released the cast of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series ahead of tomorrow’s (Nov. 1) Season 3 finale. I hear the options on the actors were up before the network was ready to make a decision on the future of the series, a reimagining of Robert Rodriguez’s 1996 movie for Miramax. With Rodriguez, the driving creative force behind the series, busy directing feature Alita: Battle Angel for Fox, I hear El Rey, which Rodriguez launched with Univision in 2013, may not make a final call on the show’s future until early 2017.
I hear that El Rey is still in discussions with the series’ lead producer Miramax about a potential new From Dusk Till Dawn installment. I hear it could take a different form, like a limited series or miniseries, which would explain the decision to let the actors’ options lapse. (I hear the idea is, if a new installment of the series goes forward, to do it with the same actors.)
From Dusk Till Dawn has been a signature series for El Rey, part of the inaugural slate of the English-language network targeting Latino audiences, which helped establish the channel’s grindhouse style. From Dusk Till Dawn was El Rey’s first original scripted series and is the only one on the air after the second original drama, Matador, did not go beyond its first season.
The supernatural crime saga revolves around brothers Seth and Richie Gecko, played by D.J.Cotrona and Zane Holtz, respectively. From Dusk Till Dawn co-stars have included Jesse Garcia, Eiza González, Wilmer Valderrama, Madison Davenport, Brandon Soo Hoo, Jake Busey, Danny Trejo, Esai Morales, Jeff Fahey and Briana Evigan.
Season 3 was produced by Miramax in association with Rodriguez International Pictures, FactoryMade Ventures and Sugarcane Entertainment. Executive producers were Rodriguez, showrunner Carlos Coto, FactoryMade Ventures and El Rey Network co-founders John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa, and Miramax’s Zanne Devine and Daniel Pipski.