Last May, I wrote about the coming of a new Latino-interest English language network to be called El Rey (have a look, in case you missed it). The new network is the brainchild of director Robert Rodriguez (Desperado, The Faculty, Spy Kids, Machete, Sin City) and is owned by Spanish language television giant Univision.

I also mentioned that El Rey will kick off with a new TV series based on Rodriguez’s Mexican-flavored vampire film franchise: From Dusk ‘Til Dawn. Today, we bring you the show’s official trailer (click the word “more”…well, for more. Duh). 

Ok–this trailer is BAD ASS, so I won’t make you wait ’til the end of the article. Enjoy!

Notice the Big Kahuna Burger, Tarantino fans?

While the series seems to begin with the same plot as the movie, Rodriguez actually totally rewrote Quentin Tarantino‘s original script, with assistance from Marcel Rodriguez and Diego Gutierrez. Eduardo Sanchez and Joe Menendez are on board to direct individual episodes–with more directors likely to be named in the future.

Personally, I think this looks awesome, and I hope the El Rey Network will be available in my area.

It’ll be nice to have a vampire series on TV that ISN’T yet another teeny-bopper emo soap opera (and not on a premium channel–so relax, True Blood fans 😉 )

The El Rey Network, and From Dusk ‘Til Dawn, both debut on March 11.

Source: Bleeding Cool

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