It’s been a while since anyone has heard anything from Robert Rodriguez on the future of his cult hit From Dusk Till Dawn. The action/horror made for a great movie and in the eyes of Robert, also makes for great TV. Now, nearly two decades after Seth and Richard Gecko entered a bar full of vampires, it looks like he’ll be getting his wish.
The Machete Kills director has signed on to write, produce, and direct a series based on his 1996 film starring Quentin Tarantino and George Clooney. In an announcement made by Production Weekly on Twitter, the series has been confirmed to begin production in mid-October.
This new series will be put together in a joint effort from Spanish-language network Univision and new English-language cable channel El Rey. This will be different from most of Robert’s usual work, seeing as the director has stuck to the big screen in recent years, but the man knows how to spin a few tales and make them work. The only issue is adapting the Dusk Till Dawn franchise to small screen and making it work for an audience that might never have even seen the movie.
Still it might be a bit much. The vampire genre has been a bit overplayed and over saturated, just look at what happened to True Blood and the whacked out seasons it’s had. With no cast announcements or even if the series will be based in the universe of the film, this series only has hype to go on. We’ll see how far that takes it once October comes around.