Danny Trejo Joins Second Season of El Rey’s “From Dusk Til Dawn”

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(L to R); Danny Trejo & El Rey Network Founder/Chairman Robert Rodriguez on set of “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” Season Two. Photo Credit: Kurt Volk/El Rey Network

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Austin, TX — From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series returns for a 2nd season with  a new character “The Regulator” horrifying agent of Evil and to be played by Danny Trejo(Machete, Machete Kills).  Briana Evigan has also joined Sonja – an American expatriate working as a tattoo artist in a Mexican Mercado.

El Rey Network and Miramax announced today that Danny Trejo  has joined the sophomore season of Robert Rodriguez’s From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series.

Trejo whose work in over 250 films to date has made him an international household name, and most remembered for the Spy Kids and the Machete franchises, both of which he collaborated with Robert Rodriguez, teams up once again the man who has given him the platforms to shine.  Some of the films include Desperado, Heat, the From Dusk Till Dawn film series, Con Air, Once Upon A Time In Mexico, the Spy Kids movies, Grindhouse, Machete, and Muppets Most Wanted.  He can be heard as the voice of Skeleton Luis in The Book Of Life.  Danny’s recent television work includes his first series regular role on the FX show Saint George, as well as an appearance on NCIS: Los Angeles.  He has had recurring roles on Sons of Anarchy and King of the Hill, and has appeared on episodes of Franklin and Bash, Bones, Modern Family, andBreaking Bad.  He has also voiced characters for Cartoon Network’s Young Justice and The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange.  He can currently be seen in the Super Clio Award winning Snickers commercial where he plays the blonde high school student, Marcia Brady.

FromDuskTilDawnBriana Evigan (Step Up 2) has also joined the cast of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series as Sonja.  Best known for her roles as Andie West in the Step Up series and Cassidy Tappan in Sorority Row, Evigan’s character as a tattoo artist who also has a sideline forging papers and passports out of her back room adds more of the female genre to the male dominated series.   The returning cast includes: D.J. Cotrona (Dear John, G.I. Joe: Retaliation); Zane Holtz (Holes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower); Jesse Garcia (Quinceañera, Sons of Anarchy); Eiza González (Lola: Érase Una Vez); Wilmer Valderrama (That ‘70s Show, To Whom It May Concern); Madison Davenport (Noah, Shameless); and Brandon Soo Hoo (Tropic Thunder, Ender’s Game, Incredible Crew).

Season one of From Dusk Till Dawn will centered on bank robber Seth Gecko (Cotrona) and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard “Richie” Gecko (Holtz), 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.

Season Two explores a new chapter in this supernatural crime saga that travels from Mexico to the edgy, tricked-out Texas of Robert Rodriguez.  It also deepens and complicates the core relationships between the characters, while adding new faces and new dynamics.  Season Two begins with our characters in their separate worlds – Santanico (Gonzalez) and Richie (Holtz) are outside Houston, living like Bonnie and Clyde; Seth and Kate (Madison Davenport) are scraping by South of the Border; and Freddie Gonzalez (Jessie Garcia) is protecting his wife and young daughter in a Houston suburb.  And Carlos Madrigal (Valderrama) and Scott Fuller (Brandon Soo-Hoo) emerge from the Titty Twister, changed men.  They will all come together once again – this time facing off against an even bigger threat.

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, Carlos Coto (also showrunner), Diego Gutierrez (also writer) and FactoryMade Ventures and El Rey Network co-founders John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa.

Miramax is distributing From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series internationally in all territories.

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