While the sequels to Robert Rodriguez’ classic horror yarn, From Dusk Till Dawn, may have been questionable, you cannot deny that the first film is incredible. The now legendary film is a must have for all horror collectors, and now some very exciting news has been announced about a TV series based on the original film.
Spanish language giant Univisions Communications announced yesterday a partnership with Robert Rodriguez English langue El Rey Network, which was co-created with Factory Made Ventures. Univision is making a strategic investment in the El Rey Network, with plans to launch the channel in December of this year with nation-wide distribution and initial carriage via Comcast.
“I’m thrilled to be partnering with Univision on this groundbreaking initiative to deliver high-quality original programming to our community and the wider, mainstream audiences,” Rodriguez said in the announcement. “El Rey Network will serve as a launching pad to satisfy the tastes of young adults looking for exciting, cinematic, action-packed content. As a broadcast leader in media, Univision is the best partner to support us in achieving this vision.”
Aimed at a young adult audience, the El Rey Network will be showing a mixture of reality, animated and scripted shows, plus movies, music and sports. Rodriguez and Factory Made will act as curators.
Among the networks announcements came news from Rodriguez himself that they have plans for a TV series which will serve as a continuation of the mythology of his, and Tarantino’s classic horror, From Dusk Till Dawn. Rodriguez will wrote, direct and produce the series.
It was also announced that Star Trek writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci and their K/O Paper Products have been brought in to write and produce an as yet untitled action adventure series.