From Dusk till Dawn: The Series


From Dusk till Dawn: The Series Information

From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series is an American horror television series developed by Robert Rodriguez. It forms part of the franchise of film, direct-to-video, comic and cult following of From Dusk till Dawn, expanding on the chronicles of the Gecko Brothers, Seth and Richie; The Fuller family; and Santanico Pandemonium. The series premiered on March 11, 2014, on Rodriguez's newly launched channel El Rey. Outside the United States and Latin America, the series is marketed as a Netflix original. It is being produced by FactoryMade Ventures in association with Miramax and executive produced by Rodriguez.

The series adds to the tone of the film, with new characters and backstories, while expanding the creatures' Mesoamerican mythology. On October 26, 2015, it was renewed for a third season, which aired from September 6 to November 1, 2016. It looks as if the series has either been cancelled or may be rebooted with an all new cast as Deadline has reported that the actors have been released from their contracts as of October 31, 2016.

Plot

In this supernatural crime series, Seth Gecko and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard "Richie" Gecko, are wanted by the FBI and Texas Ranger Freddie Gonzalez after a bank robbery left several people, including policemen and Gonzalez's mentor Texas Ranger Earl McGraw, dead. Heading for the Mexico border pursued by Gonzalez, the Geckos encounter former minister Jacob Fuller and his family, whom they take hostage by commandeering the Fullers' RV. Drug lord Don Carlos reroutes them to a strip club populated by snakelike people that all must fight for food to survive until dawn.

Cast and characters

Main cast

Actor Character Seasons
1 2 3
D. J. Cotrona Seth Gecko colspan="3"
Zane Holtz Richie Gecko colspan="3"
Jesse Garcia Ranger Ferdinand "Freddie" Gonzalez colspan="3"
Eiza Gonzlez Santanico Pandemonium / Kisa colspan="3"
Madison Davenport Kate Fuller / Amaru colspan="3"
Brandon Soo Hoo Scott Fuller colspan="3"
Robert Patrick Jacob Fuller colspan="1" colspan="2"
Wilmer Valderrama Carlos Madrigal colspan="3"
Jake Busey Aidan "Sex Machine" Tanner colspan="1" colspan="2"
Esai Morales Lord Amancio Malvado colspan="1"
Danny Trejo The Regulator colspan="1"
Don Johnson/Jesse Johnson Ranger Earl McGraw colspan="1" colspan="1"

Recurring cast

Actor Character Seasons
1 2 3
Jamie Tisdale Margaret Gonzalez colspan="3"
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo Narciso Menendez colspan="2"
Brandon Smith Captain Chance Holbrook colspan="2"
Samantha Esteban Monica Garza colspan="1" colspan="2"
Briana Evigan Sonja Lam colspan="1"
Patrick Davis Rafa Infante colspan="1"
Alicia Sanz Paloma Gutierrez colspan="1"
Demi Lovato Maia colspan="1"
Jeff Fahey Uncle Eddie Cruickshank colspan="1"
Emily Rios Ximena Vasconcelos colspan="2"
Ana de la Reguera Lord Venganza Verdugo colspan="3"
Maurice Compte Brasa colspan="3"
Marko Zaror Zolo colspan="3"
Tom Savini Burt colspan="3"
Nicky Whelan Dr. Dakota Block colspan="3"

Guest stars

Season 1
  • Lane Garrison as Pete Bottoms
  • Joanna Going as Jennifer Fuller
  • Collin Fish as Kyle Winthrop
  • Edrick Browne as Frost
  • James Remar as Gecko father
  • William Sadler as Big Jim
  • Adrianne Palicki as Vanessa Styles
  • Jesse Borrego as Chet, Twister Doorman
  • Sam Medina as Razor Charlie
Season 2
  • David Maldonado as Baltazar Ambrose
  • Chris Browning as Nathan Blanchard
  • Hemky Madera as Lord Celestino Oculto
  • Jere Burns as Winchester Greely
  • Gabriel Gutierrez as The Arbiter
  • Gary Busey as Prospector
  • Neal Kodinsky as J.D.
Season 3
  • Natalie Martinez as Amaru
  • Jos Ziga as Lord Emilio
  • Lobo Sebastian as Alonzo
  • Michael Esparaza as Gecko assistant
  • Joseph Gatt as Skull Keeper
  • Shad Gaspard as Olmeca
  • Gabrielle Walsh as Manola Jimenez
  • Jimmy Bennett as Fanglorious Bandmate
  • Daniel Zovatto as Tommy
  • Alina Vega as Fanglorious Bandmate
  • Robert Knepper as Ranger Gary Willet
  • Fernanda Andrade as Solaya/Itzpa
  • Geno Segers as General Tatuaje


Production

From Dusk till Dawn is the first scripted original series on Robert Rodriguez's El Rey network. Series creator and showrunner Rodriguez, who also directed the pilot and other episodes, stated the original film is "one of the favorite movies that I did in the past with Quentin [Tarantino] and one that people still ask us about today." He added, "There was so much I wanted to explore in that movie that I didn't get to. And I delved a little deeper into Mesoamerican mythologies and Aztec and Mayan mythologies and where a vampire culture could have existed back then and found fascinating stuff."

International broadcast

In Australia, the series premiered on SBS 2 on July 1, 2014.

In the UK, the series has been broadcast on 5Star since January 4, 2016, as From Dusk Till Dawn.

Episodes

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Reception

From Dusk till Dawn has received mostly favorable reviews. Review aggregator site Metacritic has given the season a "generally favorable" score of 61 out of 100, based on nine critics. On another review aggregator site, Rotten Tomatoes, it holds a 69% rating with an average rating of 6.2 out of 10, based on thirteen reviews. It was picked #1 on Entertainment Weeklys Must list and as one of the Hottest New Fiction Shows by The Hollywood Reporter.

Accolades

Year Award Category Recipients Outcome
2015 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Best TV Supporting Actor Zane Holtz
Saturn Award Best Limited Run Television Series From Dusk Till Dawn

Music

Season 1 soundtrack

The soundtrack for season 1, named From Dusk Till Dawn, Season 1 (Music from the Original Series), was released on May 5, 2015 through Chingon Music. The album features music by Robert Rodriguez's band Chingon (tracks 1-6) and series composer Carl Thiel (tracks 7-20).

See also

  • Vampire film
  • List of vampire television series



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