From Dusk Til Dawn Bows on the El Rey Network Mid December
By Bel Hernandez
Austin, TX — A full cast list has been announced for the first El Rey Network series, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, which is based on the 1996 film by the same name. In addition to the previously announced casting of Robert Patrick and Jesse Garcia, DJ Cotrona and Zane Holtz, Mexican actress/singer Eiza Gonzalez, Jacob Fuller, Madison Davenport, Don Johnson and Brandon Soo Hoo have been announced.
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, currently shooting in Austin, TX is written, produced and directed by Robert Rodriguez. Ten episodes are on ordered with audiences getting the first look in mid December when the series debuts on El Rey Network.
Eiza González the Mexican actress/singer who’s star rose playing the title role in the Mexican telenovela Lola…Erase una vez, plays the role of Santanico Pandemonium. An established talent in her native Mexico, Gonzalez has starred in over six telenovelas and has several films to her credits. Much like her predecessor Salma Hayek, a Mexican telenovela actress, who in the role of Santanico Pandemonium shot to stardom in the U.S., this just might be the role that will launch Gonzalez career in the U.S. Already U.S. audience know her as the lady into whose arms Liam Hemsworth ran into right after he ended his engagement with Miley Cyrus. Gonzalez is definitely on the U.S. audience radar now. Not to mention that CAA has already signed her, so the future looks bright.
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series is a supernatural crime saga which revolves around two brothers (originally played by Quentin Tarantino and George Clooney); two bank robbers chased by the FBI and a Texas Rangers played by Don Johnson and Jesse Garcia respectively. The brothers, being the unpredictable bad guys that they are, take their former minister (Patrick) and his family as hostages and the chase is on. With an added element of Aztec mythology and new characters not in the original movie, there is probably enough to keep audiences engaged for the 10 episodes and beyond, should the audience demand it of course.