TV News: First Promo Hits for Robert Rodriguez's EL REY Network

Written by Kris Heys Tuesday, 26 November 2013

TV News

As previously reported, next month sees filmmaker Robert Rodriguez expand his empire further with the launch of his very own TV network, EL REY. One of the highlights of the schedule (that from the looks of this promo is right up our street!), is Rodriguez's small screen reboot of his own 1996 film, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN. Other noteable new series include an untitled "Latino James Bond" adventure series from prolific genre screenwriters Alex Kurtzman & Robert Orci (MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III, SLEEPY HOLLOW, COWBOYS & ALIENS, STAR TREK, STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, TRANSFORMERS... actually it's probably quicker to list the films they haven't had a hand in!).

Sadly, there's no glimpses of either show in the below promo, but it does give us a clue as to EL REY's vibe. Really hope we get access to this in the UK...

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Looks pretty cool, right? While you're here, check out the newly tweaked synopsis for FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES...

Based on the thrill-ride film, “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” is a supernatural crime saga centered around bank robber Seth Gecko (D.J. Cotrona) and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard “Richie” Gecko (Zane Holtz), who are wanted by the FBI and Texas Rangers Earl McGraw (Don Johnson) and Freddie Gonzalez (Jesse Garcia) after a bank heist left several people dead. While on the run to Mexico, Seth and Richie encounter former minister Jacob Fuller (Robert Patrick) and his children, Kate (Madison Davenport) & Scott (Brandon Soo Hoo), whom they take hostage. Using the family RV to cross the Border, chaos ensues when the group detours to a strip club that is populated by vampires, including the legendary Santánico Pandemonium Eiza González. They are forced 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 creatures inside the club.

FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES will premiere early 2014.

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