Radically different...a fascinating ride (The Associated Press)
New York, NY/Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) August 25, 2015
Last year, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES premiered as El Rey Network/Miramax’s first scripted drama and drew critical acclaim for the reimagining of Rodriguez’s cult classic film From Dusk Till Dawn. On August 25th at (9:00PM EST), the sophomore season of this fan-favorite, supernatural crime saga returns with 10 new episodes that expand the universe of the story from Mexico to the edgy, tricked-out Texas of Rodriguez, who also directs the first episode. And on August 26, Entertainment One will begin to release each episode for purchase on all leading digital platforms.
Season One of FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES centered on bank robber Seth Gecko (D.J. Cotrona, Dear John, G.I. Joe: Retaliation) and his violent, unpredictable brother Richard “Richie” Gecko (Zane Holtz, Holes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower), who were on the run to Mexico when they encountered former pastor Jacob Fuller (Robert Patrick) and his family, who were taken hostage. Using the family RV to cross the border, chaos ensued when the group detoured to the Titty Twister, a strip club populated by culebras, snake-like ancient creatures who survive by drinking human blood. They were forced to fight until dawn in order to get out alive.
In Season Two, the show travels between Mexico and the edgy, tricked-out Texas of Robert Rodriguez. It also deepens and complicates the core relationships between the characters, while adding new faces and dynamics. Our characters are all living in very separate worlds – Santánico Pandemonium (Eiza González, “True Love”) and Richie are outside Houston, doing their best Bonnie and Clyde; Seth and Kate (Madison Davenport, “Shameless,” Noah) are scraping by South of the Border; and Freddie Gonzalez (Jesse Garcia, Quinceanera,“Sons of Anarchy”) is protecting his wife and young daughter in the suburbs. Carolos Madrigal (Wilmer Valderrama, “That ‘70s Show,” To Whom it May Concern) and Scott Fuller (Brandon Soo-Hoo, Tropic Thunder, Ender’s Game, Incredible Crew) emerge from the Titty Twister, changed men. They will all come together once again – this time facing off against an even bigger threat.
This season, the cast is joined by Danny Trejo (Machete, Machete Kills), who appeared in the original movie as Razor Charlie and Esai Morales (“Criminal Minds,” “NYPD Blue”), currently a series regular on “The Brink.” Trejo plays The Regulator, a horrifying agent of evil who is summoned to perform a deadly errand and Morales will appear in the role of Lord Amancio Malvado, a figure of terrifying cruelty and power who has a complicated and obsessive relationship with Santánico. They will also be joined by Briana Evigan (Step Up 2), who does a turn as Sonja, an American expatriate working as a tattoo artist in a Mexican mercado. Jake Busey also resumes his guest starring role as Professor Aiden “Sex Machine” Tanner and Demi Lovato makes a guest starring appearance
Aside from Rodriguez, directors who will be behind the camera this season include Edurado Sánchez (The Blair Witch Project), Alejandro Bruges (Juan of the Dead), Joe Menendez (Ladrón que roba a ladrón) and Dwight Little (Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers).
FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES is a Miramax production in association with Rodriguez International Pictures, FactoryMade Ventures, and Sugarcane Entertainment. Executive producers are Robert Rodriguez, showrunner Carlos Coto, Diego Gutierrez and FactoryMade Ventures and El Rey Network co-founders John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa and Miramax’s Zanne Devine and Daniel Pipski.
About El Rey Network
El Rey Network is a 24-hour English language network founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. Curated by Rodriguez and his artistic collective, the network unites "the new mainstream" through badass content that awakens the renegade in everyone. El Rey's action-packed slate is anchored by signature series including the original drama, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" which returns for a second season in summer 2015, the one-on-one interview program, "El Rey Network Presents: The Director's Chair" and "Lucha Underground," a freestyle wrestling series from Mark Burnett. El Rey Network's lineup also showcases a wide range of iconic feature films and TV series including grindhouse genre, cult classic action, and horror/sci-fi. El Rey Network LLC http://www.elreynetwork.com is jointly owned by Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures with a minority stake held by Univision Networks & Studios, Inc.
To find El Rey Network in your area please check out the channel finder at http://bit.ly/ElReyChannelfinder
About FactoryMade Ventures
FactoryMade is an incubator for entertainment businesses and was founded by John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa. The company builds IP-based franchises and production and distribution platforms by leveraging its strong ties to the Hollywood creative community and partnering with global brands and investors. FactoryMade ventures include El Rey Network and Tres Pistoleros Studios with Robert Rodriguez and Univision Communications and the Lucha Underground sports wrestling league with Mark Burnett and Mexico’s Lucha Libre AAA. In addition to working with corporate partners such as Telefonica, they previously spearheaded the creation of Hasbro’s film and TV businesses (Transformers, G.I. Joe, Hasbro TV Studios, the Hub Network), and developed retail’s first digital gaming and e-commerce platform with HSN (HSN Arcade).
Miramax® is a global film and television studio best known for its highly acclaimed, original content. The studio’s new projects include both film and TV, among them the Kevin Hart comedy The Wedding Ringer, which Miramax® released in January 2015 together with Sony’s Screen Gems; Mr. Holmes, directed by Academy Award® winner Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters, Kinsey) and starring Academy Award® nominees Sir Ian McKellen (The Lord of the Rings film franchise, X-Men film franchise) and Laura Linney (Kinsey, You Can Count on Me, The Savages), which Miramax® released in the U.S. on July 17, 2015 with Roadside Attractions; and The 9th Life of Louis Drax, currently in post-production, and starring Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey, “The Fall”), Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad,” Need for Speed, Triple Nine) and Sarah Gadon (Dracula Untold, The Amazing Spider-Man 2).
Building on its unparalleled library of characters and groundbreaking storylines, Miramax® is also currently developing new television series alongside industry luminaries, with projects that include Robert Rodriguez’s FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES, now heading into its second season.
Collectively, the library of more than 700 motion pictures has received 282 Academy Award® nominations and 68 Oscars® with four Best Picture awards, and includes such celebrated independent films as Pulp Fiction, No Country for Old Men and City Of God – as well as scores of commercial hits such as Chicago, Good Will Hunting and Bridget Jones’s Diary.
Since the purchase of Miramax® in 2010 by Qatar Holding, together with the investor group led by Miramax® Chairman Thomas J. Barrack, Jr.’s Colony Capital, the studio’s world-class global distribution team has successfully brought this renowned collection to existing and emerging platforms in nearly every country in the world.
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About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Spain, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea. Through established Film and Television divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 40,000 film and television titles, 4,500 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.
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FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: SEASON TWO
Digital street date(s): Beginning August 26, 2015
Running time Episodes approx. 60 mins. each