El Rey and Robert Rodriguez released their cast update news for El Rey’s From Dusk Till Dawn Season 3. Tom Savini is among the new cast members of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series. Savini returns to the franchise as a former demon hunter previously known as S*x Machine in From Dusk Till Dawn (1996).
Press Release: Albuquerque, NM - April 26, 2016 - MIRAMAX(R) and El Rey Network announced today four new cast additions to Albuquerque-based production of "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series," set to return for a third season later this year. Ana de la Reguera ("Jane the Virgin," "Narcos") will have a recurring role as Lord Venganza Verdugo, one of the seven remaining culebra Lords whose ancient roots and personal history put them at the center of an epic clash between good and evil. Also joining the cast is Chilean martial arts action star, Marko Zaror (Machete Kills), as Zolo, an Aztec warrior trained in hell, and iconic horror movie maven Tom Savini (Friday the 13th, From Dusk Till Dawn). Savini, who starred as Sex Machine in the original film, lights up the brand new role of Burt, a retired demon hunter who smokes more medical marijuana than he sells.
Returning to the supernatural action horror saga is Emily Rios ("The Bridge," "Breaking Bad") who will reprise her season two role as Ximena, the no-nonsense lieutenant of Lord Venganza.
Ana de la Reguera recently co-starred on the Golden Globe-nominated series "Narcos" as Elisa Alvaro and "Jane The Virgin" as Paola, and as previously reported, was recently cast in the highly anticipated reboot of David Lynch’s "Twin Peaks." She is repped by Paradigm, ROAR, and Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown.
Marko Zaror began his career with a passion for martial arts and fighting, inspired by Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Jean Claude Van Damme. He landed his big break in 2003 where he acted as stuntman and martial arts double for Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in the film The Rundown. Zaror then gained international notoriety as lead in indie action favorites Kitro, Mirageman, and Mandrill. Zaror played Zaror in Robert Rodriguez’s sequel, Machete Kills. He can currently be seen as the lead in "Redeemer" and playing Marcus in the upcoming Bollywood film "Sultan."
Emily Rios recently co-starred in the television series "The Bridge" as Adriana Mendez. Best known for her role as Andrea Cantillo on "Breaking Bad," Emily made her acting debut as the lead in the critically acclaimed film Quinceanera. She has also had recurring roles on several successful television series including "True Detective," "Friday Night Lights," and "Men of a Certain Age." She is repped by Kass Management and Domain Talent.
Tom Savini is no stranger to the horror genre, having possessed vital roles in classics like Friday the 13th, Dawn of the Dead, Creepshow and Day of the Dead - Savini is a true master of the field. Recent years have brought him acting acclaim with roles in films like From Dusk Till Dawn, Machete, Django Unchained and Grindhouse. Savini is repped by Artist International.
Comprised of ten hour-long episodes, season three of "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" will feature a returning ensemble cast that includes: D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Eiza Gonzalez, Jesse Garcia, Madison Davenport, Brandon Soo Hoo, and Jake Busey. Filmmaker and El Rey Network founder Robert Rodriguez will return to direct select episodes this season, which is currently shooting in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Season three continues the Gecko Brothers’ saga, as they fight their way through the world of culebras, the vampire-snake hybrids that control hidden empires in Texas and Mexico. Once the baddest outlaws in the land, Seth and Richie made a run for the border two years ago, to save their lives - and their fortune. They ran headlong into a bar full of bloodsuckers and bandits, facing off with the vampire goddess, Santanico. The Geckos joined her cause and settled an old score. It won them a place in the culebra world. Now, that world is about to explode, and new enemies are gathering - dark forces, hell-bent on destruction and domination. It’s up to the Geckos to stop them - but they can’t do it alone.
"From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" is produced by MIRAMAX(R) in association with Rodriguez International Pictures, FactoryMade Ventures and Sugarcane Entertainment. Executive producers are Robert 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(R) distributes "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" internationally in all territories.
About El Rey Network
El Rey Network is a 24-hour English language network founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. Curated by Rodriguez and his artistic collective, the network unites "the new mainstream" through badass content that awakens the renegade in everyone. El Rey’s action-packed slate is anchored by signature series including the original drama, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" which will return for a third season, the one-on-one interview program, "El Rey Network Presents: The Director’s Chair" and "Lucha Underground," a freestyle wrestling series from Mark Burnett. El Rey Network’s lineup also showcases a wide range of iconic feature films and TV series including genre, cult classics, action, and horror/sci-fi. El Rey Network LLC is jointly owned by Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures with a minority stake held by Univision Networks & Studios, Inc.
MIRAMAX(R) is a global film and television studio best known for its award-winning and original content. New projects include both film and television, among them Bad Santa 2 starring Billy Bob Thornton, who reprises his Golden Globe nominated role as Willie Soke, and Oscar(R), Golden Globe and Emmy winner Kathy Bates, with Broad Green Pictures co-producing/co-financing and handling U.S. theatrical; Bridget Jones’s Baby from Working Title for Universal Pictures, MIRAMAX(R) and StudioCanal, with Oscar(R) winners Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth reprising their roles in the third installment of the Bridget Jones film series; the recent acquisition Southside With You, inspiredby the first date of Barack and Michelle Obama, starring Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter, with MIRAMAX(R) and Roadside Attractions partnering on the U.S. release; and The 9th Life of Louis Drax starring Jamie Dornan, Aaron Paul and Sarah Gadon; as well as Robert Rodriguez’s "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series," heading into its third season in the U.S. on El Rey Network.
In 2015, MIRAMAX(R) together with Roadside Attractions, released the critically acclaimed Mr. Holmes, one of the year’s most successful independent hits, directed by Academy Award(R)winner Bill Condon and starring Academy Award(R)nominees Sir Ian McKellen and Laura Linney; as well as the Kevin Hart hit comedy The Wedding Ringer with Sony-Screen Gems.
Collectively, MIRAMAX’s unrivaled library of more than 700 titles has received 278 Academy Award(R) nominations and 68 Oscars(R), earning most notably four Best Picture awards for The English Patient, Shakespeare in Love, Chicago and No Country for Old Men. More iconic titles from the library include critically acclaimed and commercial hits alike, such as Pulp Fiction, Good Will Hunting, Bridget Jones’s Diary,the Scream film franchise, Kill Bill Vol. 1&2,andThe Aviator.
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"From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" (2014)
Synopsis: A Texas Ranger is in hot pursuit of the infamous Gecko brothers and their hostages. They all end up trapped in a desert bar secretly run by vampires and discover a vampire conspiracy.
Directors: Robert Rodriguez, Eduardo Sánchez, Dwight H. Little, Joe Menendez
Genres: Horror, Action, Crime
Producers: Juan Carlos Coto, Robert Rodriguez, W. Mark McNair, Denise Pleune, Ron Schmidt, John Fogelman, Christina Patwa, Diego Gutierrez, Tom Proper
Musicians: Carl Thiel
Editors: Ian Silverstein, Hunter M. Via, David Lebowitz, Sara Mineo
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