Netflix Original series From Dusk till Dawn arrives 12th March
James R | On 06, Mar 2014
From Dusk Till Dawn: A Netflix Original Series is on its way to Netflix UK on Wednesday 12th March.
The latest original series for the Internet TV network marks Robert Rodriguez’s first foray into serialized drama. The show is based on the cult-classic film of the same name, which was written by Quentin Tarantino and director by Rodriguez.
The show premieres on El Rey Network in the US on Tuesday 11th March at 9pm and will arrive on UK Netflix shores, Breaking Bad-style, the following day. The series spans 10 one-hour episodes, which will be released every week within 24 hours of their broadcast on US TV.
The series is set along the Mexico-US border and follows bank robber Seth Gecko (D.J. Cotrona – G.I. Joe: Retaliation) and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard ‘Richie” Gecko (Zane Holtz – The Perks of Being a Wallflowe), who shoot their way south after a bank heist in Abilene, Texas. The series will all take place ovre the course of one night, following the siblings as they try to evade a pair of Texas rangers, Earl McGraw (Don Johnson – Django Unchained) and Freddie Gonzalez (Jesse Garcia).
Along the way, Seth and Richie encounter former pastor, Jacob Fuller (Robert Patrick – yes, that Robert Pastrick from Terminator 2: Judgment Day) and his family. Taking them hostage, they head to a nearby strip club with… nocturnal clientele.
You can guess what happens next.
“We’re thrilled to premiere From Dusk Till Dawn: A Netflix Original Series exclusively in our international markets,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix. “Robert Rodriguez is an amazing storyteller and we think our members will love his thrill-ride TV adaptation of the cult-classic.”
Robert Rodriguez, Chairman and Founder of El Rey Network, will direct four of the 10 episodes.
“I am excited about working with Netflix and Miramax to build an international audience for our series,” he added. “This property has always resonated for viewers around the globe and we believe that it will be just as relevant for this new generation of fans.”