THE SUN RISES ON SEASON THREE PRODUCTION OF MIRAMAX(R) AND EL REY NETWORK'S "FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES"
Shooting Begins in New Mexico March 14; Carlos Coto Returns as Showrunner
Albuquerque, NM -- March 4, 2016 -MIRAMAX(R) and El Rey Network announced today the start of production on the third season of its dark and highly-addictive original drama, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series." Comprised of ten hour-long episodes, the series, based on the iconic film franchise of the same name, will feature a returning ensemble cast that includes: D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Eiza González, Jesse Garcia, Madison Davenport, Brandon Soo Hoo, and Jake Busey. Filmmaker and El Rey Network founder Robert Rodriguez will return to direct select episodes this season, which begins shooting March 14 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Carlos Coto returns as showrunner (as well as writer and executive producer).
"We're taking Season 3 to a whole new level," said Robert Rodriguez, "It's an explosive time in the Dusk world, and the Geckos will be up against new villains with new agendas and powers. We're all psyched about diving back in for kick ass action packed thrills."
Season three continues the Gecko brothers' saga, as they fight their way through the world of culebras, the vampire-snake hybrids that control hidden empires in Texas and Mexico. Once the baddest outlaws in the land, Seth and Richie made a run for the border two years ago, to save their lives - and their fortune. They ran headlong into a bar full of bloodsuckers and bandits, facing off with the vampire goddess, Santánico. The Geckos joined her cause, and they settled an old score. It won them a place in the culebra world. Now, that world is about to explode, and new enemies are gathering - dark forces, hell-bent on destruction and domination. It's up to the Geckos to stop them - but they can't do it alone.
"From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" is produced by MIRAMAX(R) in association with Rodriguez International Pictures, FactoryMade Ventures and Sugarcane Entertainment. 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.
MIRAMAX(R) distributes "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" internationally in all territories.
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 will return for a third season, 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 genre, cult classics, 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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MIRAMAX(R) is a global film and television studio best known for its award-winning and original content. New projects include both film and television, among them Bad Santa 2 starring Billy Bob Thornton, who reprises his Golden Globe nominated role as Willie Soke, and Oscar(R), Golden Globe and Emmy winner Kathy Bates, with Broad Green Pictures co-producing/co-financing and handling U.S. theatrical; Bridget Jones's Baby from Working Title for Universal Pictures, MIRAMAX(R) and StudioCanal, with Oscar(R) winners Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth reprising their roles in the third installment of the Bridget Jones film series; the recent acquisition Southside With You, inspired by the first date of Barack and Michelle Obama, starring Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter, with MIRAMAX(R) and Roadside Attractions partnering on the U.S. release; and The 9th Life of Louis Drax starring Jamie Dornan, Aaron Paul and Sarah Gadon; as well as Robert Rodriguez's "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series," heading into its third season in the U.S. on El Rey Network.
In 2015, MIRAMAX(R) together with Roadside Attractions, released the critically acclaimed Mr. Holmes, one of the year's most successful independent hits, directed by Academy Award(R) winner Bill Condon and starring Academy Award(R) nominees Sir Ian McKellen and Laura Linney; as well as the Kevin Hart hit comedy The Wedding Ringer with Sony-Screen Gems.
Collectively, MIRAMAX's unrivaled library of more than 700 titles has received 278 Academy Award(R) nominations and 68 Oscars(R), earning most notably four Best Picture awards for The English Patient, Shakespeare in Love, Chicago and No Country for Old Men. More iconic titles from the library include critically acclaimed and commercial hits alike, such as Pulp Fiction, Good Will Hunting, Bridget Jones's Diary, the Scream film franchise, Kill Bill Vol. 1&2, and The Aviator.
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