ⓘ From Dusk till Dawn: The Series

From Dusk till Dawn: The Series

ⓘ From Dusk till Dawn: The Series

From Dusk till Dawn: The Series is an American horror television series developed by Robert Rodriguez. It forms part of the franchise 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 adds to the tone of the film, with new characters and backstories, while expanding the snake creatures Mesoamerican mythology.

The series premiered on March 11, 2014, on Rodriguezs newly launched El Rey Network. Outside the United States and Latin America, the series is marketed as a Netflix original. It is being produced by FactoryMade Ventures in association with Miramax and executive produced by Rodriguez.

On October 26, 2015, it was renewed for a third season, which aired from September 6 to November 1, 2016. While the series is currently unconfirmed as cancelled, Deadline Hollywood has reported that the actors have been released from their contracts as of October 31, 2016.


1. Plot

In this supernatural crime series, Seth Gecko and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard "Richie" Gecko, are wanted by the FBI and Texas Ranger Freddie Gonzalez after a bank robbery left several people, including policemen and Gonzalezs mentor Texas Ranger Earl McGraw, dead. Heading for the Mexico border pursued by Gonzalez, the Geckos encounter former minister Jacob Fuller and his family, whom they take hostage by commandeering the Fullers RV. Drug lord Don Carlos reroutes them to a strip club populated by snakelike people that all must fight for food to survive until dawn.


2. Production

From Dusk till Dawn is the first scripted original series on Robert Rodriguezs El Rey network. Series creator and showrunner Rodriguez, who also directed the pilot and other episodes, stated the original film is "one of the favorite movies that I did in the past with Quentin Tarantino and one that people still ask us about today." He added, "There was so much I wanted to explore in that movie that I didnt get to. And I delved a little deeper into Mesoamerican mythologies and Aztec and Mayan mythologies and where a vampire culture could have existed back then and found fascinating stuff."


3. International broadcast

In Australia, the series premiered on SBS 2 on July 1, 2014.

In the UK, the series has been broadcast on Spike since January 4, 2016, as From Dusk Till Dawn.


4. Reception

From Dusk till Dawn has received mostly favorable reviews. Review aggregator site Metacritic has given the season a "generally favorable" score of 61 out of 100, based on nine critics. On another review aggregator site, Rotten Tomatoes, it holds a 69% rating with an average rating of 6.2 out of 10, based on thirteen reviews. It was picked #1 on Entertainment Weekly s Must list and as one of the Hottest New Fiction Shows by The Hollywood Reporter.


5. Music

Season 1 soundtrack

The soundtrack for season 1, named From Dusk Till Dawn, Season 1 Music from the Original Series, was released on May 5, 2015, through Chingon Music. The album features music by Robert Rodriguezs band Chingon tracks 1–6 and series composer Carl Thiel tracks 7–20.