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 is currently airing on Tuesdays at 9pm ET on his El Rey Network. In celebration of ‘From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series’ acclaimed current 10-episode second season, Shockya has exclusive new stills for tomorrow night’s second episode, which is titled ‘In a Dark Time.’
‘From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series’ is based on the 1996 horror cult classic film of the same name that Rodriguez directed and co-wrote with Quentin Tarantino. Like the action crime movie, the show centers on bank robber Seth Gecko (D.J. Cotrona takes over the role George Clooney played in the film) and his violent, unpredictable brother Richard “Richie” Gecko (Zane Holtz steps into the role that Tarantino portrayed in the movie). In the series’ first season, the two brothers 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, panic 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.
During the current second season, the cast is joined by several newcomers, including Danny Trejo, who also appeared in the original movie as Razor Charlie, and Esai Morales. On ‘From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series,’ 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.
‘The Blair Witch Project’ co-helmer Eduardo Sanchez directed, and Alvaro Rodriguez and Carlos Coto co-wrote, ‘In a Dark Time.’ The second episode of the current season of ‘From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series’ is set three months after the Gecko Brothers freed Santanico from the Titty Twister, and the siblings are still on the run. Seth and Kate are lost in Mexico, while Richie and Santanico plot vengeance on the culebra Lord who imprisoned her.
Last week’s premiere episode of the current second season of ‘From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series’ was directed by Rodriguez. Besides Sánchez and Rodriguez, other helmers who will work behind the camera on the horror drama this season include Alejandro Bruges (‘Juan of the Dead’), Joe Menendez (‘Ladrón que roba a ladrón’) and Dwight Little (‘Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers’).
‘From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series’ is a Miramax production in association with Rodriguez International Pictures, FactoryMade Ventures and Sugarcane Entertainment. The horror show’s executive producers include Rodriguez, showrunner Carlos Coto, writer Diego Gutierrez, FactoryMade Ventures and El Rey Network co-founders John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa, and Miramax’s Zanne Devine and Daniel Pipski. Miramax is distributing the crime drama internationally in all territories.
Check out Shockya’s exclusive new stills for ‘In a Dark Time,’ and watch the official trailer for the second season of ‘From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series,’ below.
Written by: Karen Benardello