MIRAMAX'S "FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES" RENEWED FOR A THIRD SEASON ON EL REY NETWORK
Season Two Finale with Guest Appearance by Demi Lovato
Airs Tuesday, October 27 on El Rey Network at 9pm ET
SANTA MONICA, CA / AUSTIN, TX (October 26, 2015) - Miramax(R) and El Rey announced today that their one-hour scripted original, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series," has been renewed for a third season. Hailed as "radically different... a fascinating ride" by the Associated Press, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" will air its season two finale with guest star Demi Lovato on El Rey Network on Tuesday, October 27 at 9PM ET.
A reimagining of Robert Rodriguez's 1996 iconic movie From Dusk Till Dawn, which Miramax(R) also released theatrically at the time, the TV show expands on the fascinating supernatural crime saga centered around brothers Seth and Richie Gecko.
"I'm so friggin excited that we are moving forward with another season of 'From Dusk Till Dawn: the Series," said Rodriguez. "This show has a passionate following, and I just love making it and directing episodes. We have a killer cast and the characters have gotten even more layered and magnetic and I can't wait to take this story even further."
"Renewing the show for a third season seemed only natural given the tremendous team involved, led of course by Robert Rodriguez, Carlos Coto, our stellar cast, and our fascinating 'Dusk' universe that is like a never-ending well for unique storytelling," said Zanne Devine, Miramax's EVP of Film & TV.
Following a harrowing encounter with the mythical culebras inhabiting the infamous Twister nightclub in the first season, season two sees the Gecko brothers venturing down separate paths. Seth Gecko is hiding out with Kate Fuller in a slummy motel, while Richie Gecko thinks he has found his new partner in crime in Santánico Pandemonium, the seductive culebra queen from the Twister. Crime lord Carlos Madrigal and Kate's brother Scott Fuller emerge from deep within the Twister's hidden Labyrinth as changed men. And all are headed for an explosive showdown with the dark and sinister Lord Malvado and his lethal henchman The Regulator.
Season two of "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" was produced by Miramax(R) in association with Rodriguez International Pictures, FactoryMade Ventures and Sugarcane Entertainment, and stars D.J. Cotrona (Dear John, G.I. Joe: Retaliation) as Seth Gecko, Zane Holtz (Holes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) as Richie Gecko, Jesse Garcia (Quinceañera, "Sons of Anarchy") as Texas Ranger Freddie Gonzalez, Eiza González ("True Love") as Santánico Pandemonium, Wilmer Valderrama ("Minority Report," "That 70s Show") as Carlos Madrigal, Madison Davenport (Noah, "Shameless") as Kate Fuller, Brandon Soo Hoo (Tropic Thunder, Ender's Game) as Scott Fuller, Jake Busey (Motorcycle Gang, Contact) as Professor "Sex Machine" Tanner, Danny Trejo (Machete film franchise, From Dusk Till Dawn film franchise) as The Regulator, Esai Morales ("The Brink," "NYPD Blue," La Bamba) as Lord Malvado, Jeff Fahey ("Lost," "Justified," "Texas Rising") as Uncle Eddie, and Briana Evigan (Step Up 2) as Sonja Lamb. Demi Lovato guest stars in the last two episodes of season two. Executive producers are Robert Rodriguez, showrunner Carlos Coto, writer Diego Gutierrez, FactoryMade Ventures and El Rey Network co-founders John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa, and Miramax's Zanne Devine and Daniel Pipski.
"From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" season three will continue the Gecko brother saga as they fight the culebra underworld.
Miramax(R) distributes "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" internationally in all territories.
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MIRAMAX(R) is a global film and television studio best known for its award-winning and original content. The studio's new projects include both film and television, among them the critically acclaimed Mr. Holmes, currently in release from MIRAMAX(R) and Roadside Attractions, directed by Academy Award(R) winner Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters, Kinsey) and starring Academy Award(R) nominees Sir Ian McKellen (The Lord of the Rings film franchise, X-Men film franchise) and Laura Linney (Kinsey, You Can Count on Me, The Savages); the forthcoming Bridget Jones's Baby, currently in production from Working Title for Universal Pictures, MIRAMAX(R) and StudioCanal, with Oscar(R) winners Renée Zellweger (Bridget Jones's Diary, Chicago, Jerry Maguire) and Colin Firth (The King's Speech, Mamma Mia!) reprising their roles in third installment of the Bridget Jones film series; and The 9th Life of Louis Drax, currently in post-production, starring Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey, "The Fall"), Aaron Paul ("Breaking Bad," Need for Speed, Triple Nine) and Sarah Gadon (Dracula Untold, The Amazing Spider-Man 2). Earlier this year MIRAMAX(R) together with Sony-Screen Gems also released the Kevin Hart hit comedy The Wedding Ringer.
Building on its unparalleled library of characters and groundbreaking narratives, MIRAMAX(R) is also developing new television content alongside industry luminaries, with projects that include Robert Rodriguez's "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series," now in its second season.
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About El Rey Network
El Rey Network is a 24-hour English language network founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. Curated by Rodriguez and his artistic collective, the network unites "the new mainstream" through badass content that awakens the renegade in everyone. El Rey's action-packed slate is anchored by signature series including the original drama, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" which returns for a second season in summer 2015, the one-on-one interview program, "El Rey Network Presents: The Director's Chair" and "Lucha Underground," a freestyle wrestling series from Mark Burnett. El Rey Network's lineup also showcases a wide range of iconic feature films and TV series including grindhouse genre, cult classic action, and horror/sci-fi. El Rey Network LLC is jointly owned by Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures with a minority stake held by Univision Networks & Studios, Inc.
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About FactoryMade Ventures
FactoryMade is an incubator for entertainment businesses and was founded by John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa. The company builds IP-based franchises and production and distribution platforms by leveraging its strong ties to the Hollywood creative community and partnering with global brands and investors. FactoryMade Ventures include El Rey Network and Tres Pistoleros Studios with Robert Rodriguez and Univision Communications and the Lucha Underground sports wrestling league with Mark Burnett and Mexico's Lucha Libre AAA. In addition to working with corporate partners such as Telefonica, they previously spearheaded the creation of Hasbro's film and TV businesses (Transformers, G.I. Joe, Hasbro TV Studios, the Hub Network), and developed retail's first digital gaming and e-commerce platform with HSN (HSN Arcade).
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