The 1996 cult vampire movie From Dusk Til Dawn, has been rebooted into a ten part mini-series. The best thing about this, in my opinion, is that it's directed by the same guy who made the original film, Robert Rodriguez.
I guess the series has been commissioned in light of all of our continued interest in all things vamp-related - but this is no Twilight, I'll assure you.
The drama follows bank-robbing brothers Seth and Richie Gecko (played by D.J. Cotrona and Zane Holtz, respectively) make their way south along the Mexico-US border after a bank heist in Abilene, Texas. Things get really messy when the brothers detour to a strip club infested with vampires.
All ten episodes take place over the course of one night, following the chaos of the brothers as they attempt to sidestep hardcore Texas rangers, Earl McGraw (Don Johnson) and Freddie Gonzalez (Jesse Garcia). I can't wait.
According to Variety, Netflix has bought the new TV series as a Netflix exclusive for its subscribers in Canada, Ireland, The Netherlands, Nordic European territories and the UK where it will start airing March 12, with Latin America beginning a week later on March 19.
Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix:
“We’re thrilled to premiere ‘From Dusk Till Dawn: A Netflix Original Series’ exclusively in our international markets...Robert Rodriguez is an amazing storyteller and we think our members will love his thrill-ride TV adaptation of the cult-classic.”
US viewers, don't worry - the series will premiere in the U.S. on March 11 on Rodriguez’s own El Rey Network available on Comcast, DirecTV and Time Warner Cable.
A cool new feature of this weekend's South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW) is its new episodic section dedicated to small-screen shows. This is where the pilot is going to premiere. TV is certainly having its moment.