From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Is Currently Filming – Casting Inside

Chris Savage

from duskWell guys, we all knew it was coming and maybe some of you had hoped that perhaps it would never surface, but the fact remains that From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, is officially on. In fact, the series began filming this week, and with that we have some casting details and more about the show below, read on for everything you need.

From the Press Release:

El Rey Network, in association with FactoryMade Ventures, today announced the production start of “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series,” the first scripted original series to air on Robert Rodriguez’s new genre-busting cable network set to debut this December. Based on his cult classic film of the same name, the supernatural crime saga, hour-long series (which will premiere on El Rey Network in Q1 2014) began filming in Austin this week with Rodriguez set to direct the first two installments.

The 10-episode serialized drama, created, directed, and executive produced by Rodriguez (Sin City, Machete, Desperado) and based on the 1996 cult classic he created with Quentin Tarantino, will feature a principal cast including D.J. Cotrona (Dear John, G.I. Joe: Retaliation) as Seth Gecko, the role that famously launched the film career of George Clooney. Zane Holtz (Holes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) stars as Richie Gecko, and Jesse Garcia (QuinceaƱera, “Sons of Anarchy”) plays Texas Ranger Freddie Gonzalez, a new character created for the series. Don Johnson (Django Unchained, “Nash Bridges”) joins in a recurring role as Sheriff Earl McGraw. Other cast will be announced in the coming weeks.

Miramax, producing studio and distributor of the original film, is distributing the series internationally in all territories with the exception of Canada, China, India, and the UK.

Rodriguez said: “If the movie’s the short story, the series is the novel.” He added: “We have assembled an amazing cast and crew, and viewers can expect to be part of a wild ride when the series premieres on El Rey Network next spring.”

Rodriguez is joined in the executive producer ranks by Carlos Coto (who is also showrunner) and FactoryMade Ventures and El Rey Network co-founders John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa. Diego Gutierrez is writer and co-executive producer. The gritty look and feel of the series will be brought to life by production designers Steve Joyner and Caylah Eddleblute, set designer Jeff Adams, director of photography Eduardo MayƩn, and costume designer Nina Proctor. The special effects team will be spearheaded by Bob Trevino.

Based on the thrill-ride film, “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” is a supernatural crime saga centered around bank robber Seth Gecko (Cotrona) and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard “Richie” Gecko (Holtz), who are wanted by the FBI and Texas Rangers Earl McGraw (Johnson) and Freddie Gonzalez (Garcia) after a bank heist left several people dead. While on an escape route to Mexico, Seth and Richie encounter former minister Jacob Fuller and his family, whom they take hostage. Using the family RV to make a run for the Mexican Border, chaos ensues when the group detours to a strip club that is unknowingly populated by vampires and forces them to fight until dawn in order to get out alive. The series deepens the tone of the film, adds new characters and backstories, and expands the Mesoamerican mythology behind the vampires.


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      1. Bryar Herrick November 7, 2013 at 8:41 am

        Never been so sick of Vampire shit in my life. Fuck off with it already… I’m a die hard horror fan but Vampires need to disappear for a good ten to fifteen years. Even then I’m not sure it would be long enough. Another series for depressed, sexually repressed teens to cut too. Cuz Vampires are sexy and deep… yeah…

      2. Larry Brown November 7, 2013 at 8:53 am

        So this sounds like theyre going to stretch out a movie into 10 1 hr episodes? Uhm Im not so sure this will work. I liked the movie but this is enough already

      3. Talena Griffin November 7, 2013 at 9:06 am

        Rayne Night

      4. Adam Roddis November 7, 2013 at 9:16 am

        I’d much prefer a sequel with George Clooney running into more vamps in el paso

      5. Larry Giles November 7, 2013 at 2:56 pm

        Oh… Good.

      6. Brandon Blake November 7, 2013 at 3:19 pm

        This is filming here, around Austin. A friend of mine’s property is being used as a location.

      7. Karen Evans November 7, 2013 at 8:11 pm

        More Vampires??? >:(

      8. bearmon2010 November 7, 2013 at 8:56 pm

        No thanks. I am not watching series… too much series from many shows everywhere. Its annoying. No life, indeed. I rather outgoing, nature, video games, and enjoying life than stare at tv everyday with too many series.