Airdate: From Dusk Till Dawn

2014-06-18_2006Next month SBS 2 will unleash vampires, Texas rangers and pythons when it premieres From Dusk Till Dawn, the small screen version of the cult horror film by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino.

The 10 part series, developed by Rodriguez, follows bank robbers Seth Gecko (D.J. Cotrona) and his violent, erratic brother, Richie Gecko (Zane Holtz).

On the run to Mexico, and wanted by Texas Rangers Earl McGraw (Don Johnson) and Freddie Gonzalez (Jesse Garcia), the Gecko Brothers take former Pastor Jacob Fuller (Robert Patrick) and his children hostage. Using the Fuller family RV to cross the border, chaos ensues when the group ends up at a strip club populated by vampires. With the law, the undead and some of Mexico’s most hardened criminals on their trail, the group must fight until dawn to get out alive.

Described as having “a healthy mix of sharp witty dialogue, bloody bursts of violence, vampires, and supernatural horror” the series deepens the tone and expands the storyline of the original film, adds new characters and backstories and explores the Mesoamerican mythology behind the creatures inside the club.

8:30pm Tuesday July 1st on SBS 2.


  1. It works well as a series, have seen it all on Netflix, think of this as the Novel version of the story, where the film was just a short story about it all.

    @HardcorePrawn – From Dusk Till Dawn came first starting on March 11th with Fargo starting on April 15th.

    Also have no fear Eiza González makes a really good Santánico Pandemonium as does Robert Patrick as Jacob Fuller. The two Gecko’s are good as well, in fact I preferred Zane Holtz over Quentin Tarantino ten fold and I think Jake Busey made a better Aiden Tanner (Sex Machine).

  2. Loved it. A bit bloody and gory but what do you expect when dealing with psychopaths and vampires. Salma Hayek keeps her title as sexiest snake dancing demon.

  3. HardcorePrawn

    This looks like it could be good. It looks to me like Rodriguez took a look at Fargo and thought he might try something similar.
    I’ll definitely give it a go, but for me, whoever plays the role of Santanico Pandemonium will have her work cut out for her replacing Salma Hayek.

    Does this mean that SBS’s “slow-tracking” of The Walking Dead has come to an end though?
    Or are there plans to bring it back after the World Cup?

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