Chaos is erupting between violent criminals and hostages once again as they travel together between Mexico and the edgy, tricked-out Texas that was crafted by executive producer Robert Rodriguez. The creator is amping up the disarray between the diverse characters on the second season of his acclaimed horror show, ‘From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series,’ which will premiere today at 9pm ET on his El Rey Network. The HD version of the drama series may also be bought, starting today, on iTunes for $19.99.
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The premiere episode of the anticipated second season of ‘From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series,’ which was directed by Rodriguez, will be Available to download or stream tomorrow on all leading digital platforms, following its initial broadcast on the filmmaker’s newly launched cable channel. The remaining nine individual episodes from the supernatural crime series will also by released by Entertainment One weekly, after their premieres on El Rey.
Season One of ‘From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series’ centered on bank robber Seth Gecko (D.J. Cotrona) and his violent, unpredictable brother Richard “Richie” Gecko (Zane Holtz), who were on the run to Mexico when they encountered former pastor Jacob Fuller (Robert Patrick) and his family, who were taken hostage. Using the family RV to cross the border, chaos ensued when the group detoured to the Titty Twister, a strip club populated by culebras, snake-like ancient creatures who survive by drinking human blood. They were forced to fight until dawn in order to get out alive.
Season 2 also deepens and complicates the core relationships between the characters, while adding new faces and dynamics. The characters are all living in very separate worlds – Santánico Pandemonium (Eiza González) and Richie are outside Houston, doing their best Bonnie and Clyde; Seth and Kate (Madison Davenport) are scraping by South of the Border; and Freddie Gonzalez (Jesse Garcia) is protecting his wife and young daughter in the suburbs. Carolos Madrigal (Wilmer Valderrama) and Scott Fuller (Brandon Soo-Hoo) emerge from the Titty Twister, changed men. They will all come together once again – this time facing off against an even bigger threat.
This season, the cast is joined by Danny Trejo, who appeared in the original movie as Razor Charlie, and Esai Morales. Trejo plays The Regulator, a horrifying agent of evil who is summoned to perform a deadly errand. Morales will appear in the role of Lord Amancio Malvado, a figure of terrifying cruelty and power who has a complicated and obsessive relationship with Santánico. They will also be joined by Briana Evigan, who does a turn as Sonja, an American expatriate working as a tattoo artist in a Mexican mercado. Jake Busey also resumes his guest starring role as Professor Aiden “Sex Machine” Tanner, and Demi Lovato makes a guest starring appearance
Aside from Rodriguez, directors who will work behind the camera on the horror drama this season include Edurado Sánchez (‘The Blair Witch Project’), Alejandro Bruges (‘Juan of the Dead’), Joe Menendez (‘Ladrón que roba a ladrón’) and Dwight Little (‘Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers’).
Written by: Karen Benardello