From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series is an American crime horror television series created by Robert Rodriguez. It forms part of the saga of film, direct-to-video, comic and cult following of From Dusk till Dawn, expanding on the chronicles of the Gecko Brothers: Seth and Richie, The Fuller family, and Santanico Pandemonium.
The series premiered on March 11, 2014 and ran for three seasons of ten episodes each.
The show explores and expand on the characters and story from the film, providing a wider scope and richer Aztec mythology. It was initially broadcast by Rodriguez’s newly launched channel El Rey. It has since been available for streaming on Netflix and via Amazon.
- Wilmer Valderrama as enigmatic crime lord Carlos
- D.J. Cotrona as Seth Gecko
- Zane Holtz as Richie Gecko
- Jesse Garcia plays Texas Ranger Freddie Gonzalez,
- Don Johnson in a recurring role as Sheriff Earl McGraw;
- Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The X-Files) as Jacob Fuller
- Madison Davenport as Kate Fuller
- Brandon Soo Hoo as Scott Fuller
- Eiza Gonzalez as Santanico Pandemonium
- Adrianne Palicki portrays Vanessa Styles, a woman from Seth Gecko’s past
- Lane Garrison plays Pete, the clerk at Benny’s World of Liquor which the Gecko brothers take over in the pilot
- Jake Busey portrays Professor Aiden Tanner, an eccentric intellectual obsessed with the Mesoamerican mythology behind the vampires…
Reviews [click links to read more]:
” …the action can seem needlessly drawn out and played for time rather than for narrative sense. But the occasionally snappy dialogue (“Say anything else that sounds like a code, and you’ll become a noun without a goddamn verb”), twisted humor and cinematic direction — all Rodriguez hallmarks — bode well for the rest of the series.” Allison Keene, The Hollywood Reporter
” …the storytelling offers no surprises for those who know the tale. And so enjoyment of it becomes a matter of execution, which is a mixed bag in episode one. Some casting choices are inspired, others awkward. Some style choices by Rodriguez simmer, others fizzle.” Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com