Those who survived the Culebra (vampires) from Season 2 will return in El Rey’s From Dusk Till Dawn Season 3. Miramax and the El Rey Network revealed their new cast additions and the directors lineup. Full details below from the official press release.
Press Release: June 7, 2016 (Los Angeles, CA / Austin, TX) - MIRAMAX(R) and El Rey Network released today the list of directors that will helm the 10 episodes of FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES season three. Additionally, Nicky Whelan (House of Lies, The Wedding Ringer) and Maurice Compte (Breaking Bad, Narcos) have joined the cast of season three. Compte will play Brassa a mysterious Rasputin-like figure who takes on the Gecko brothers. Whelan’s character will be revealed on air.
The list of directors includes several newcomers to the series including Eagle Egilsson, who is known for his acclaimed work as a cinematographer for The Wire and CSI: Miami, for which he was also a producer. Rebecca Rodriguez, sister and frequent collaborator of Robert Rodriguez, will make her television directing debut. Additionally, Executive Producer Diego Gutierrez (Warehouse 13, Without A Trace) will join this esteemed roster after having written episodes for FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES season two.
Directors who will be returning from past seasons include creator and executive producer Robert Rodriguez, Dwight Little (Halloween 4: the Return of Michael Myers), Alejandro Bruges (Juan of the Dead, ABC’S of Death 2), Eduardo Sanchez (The Blair Witch Project), and Joe Menendez (Ladron que roba a ladron).
The specific episodes for each director are as follows:
1. Dwight Little (Halloween 4: the Return of Michael Myers)
2. Robert Rodriguez (creator and executive producer)
3. Alejandro Brugues (Juan of the Dead, ABC’S of Death 2, Personal Belongings)
4. Eagle Egilsson (Nikita, CSI Miami)
5. Eduardo Sanchez (The Blair Witch Project)
6. Rebecca Rodriguez (Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D)
7. Diego Gutierrez (Warehouse 13, Without A Trace)
8. Eagle Egilsson (Nikita, CSI Miami)
9 & 10. Joe Menendez (Ladron que roba a ladron)
Maurice Compte can currently be seen as Carillo in Narcos. Next up is the action comedy Going Under with Bruce Willis, Jason Momoa and John Goodman. Also being released in fall 2016 is The True Memoirs of an International Assassin, in which Compte stars alongside Kevin James and Andy Garcia. Compte got his acting start when he was cast in the critically acclaimed film Before Night Falls (2000), directed by Julian Schnabel, starring Johnny Depp and Javier Bardem. He then starred in the cult-hit film All the Real Girls (2003) alongside Paul Schneider and Zooey Deschanel. Compte’s other film credits include David Ayer’s End of Watch opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena, A Walk Among the Tombstones opposite Liam Neeson, Echo Park opposite Mamie Gummer, and Scot Armstrong’s directorial debut Search Party opposite Alison Brie, Krysten Ritter and T.J. Miller. TV credits include a recurring role on the multi Emmy Award winning hit series Breaking Bad starring Bryan Cranston. Compte was born and raised in New Orleans and currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and son.
Nicky Whelan returns to El Rey Network after starring in the original series Matador. She recently starred in the twisted psychological thriller Rebirth.The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and is set to release on July 15th. A native of Victoria, Australia she made her acting debut in the hit Australian series Neighbours. Nicky’s further credits include the Farrelly brothers’ Hall Pass; The Wedding Ringer; and Left Behind, opposite Nicholas Cage. Working this year with Terrence Malick in the film Knight of Cups. Her television credits include: House of Lies, Scrubs, Entourage, Friends with Benefits, Workaholics, The League, Satisfaction, Franklin and Bash, and House of Lies. She is also featured in the new Nespresso commercials starring George Clooney.
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 they 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.
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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, inspired by 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, and The Aviator.
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About FactoryMade Ventures
FactoryMade is an incubator for entertainment businesses and was founded by John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa. The company builds IP-based franchises and production and distribution platforms by leveraging its strong ties to the Hollywood creative community and partnering with global brands and investors. FactoryMade ventures include El Rey Network and Tres Pistoleros Studios with Robert Rodriguez and Univision Communications and the Lucha Underground sports wrestling league with Mark Burnett and Mexico’s Lucha Libre AAA. In addition to working with corporate partners such as Telefonica, they previously spearheaded the creation of Hasbro’s film and TV businesses (Transformers, G.I. Joe, Hasbro TV Studios, the Hub Network), and developed retail’s first digital gaming and e-commerce platform with HSN (HSN Arcade).
"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, Alejandro Brugués, Eagle Egilsson, Joe Menendez
Genres: Horror, Action, Crime
Producers: Ron Schmidt, Juan Carlos Coto, Robert Rodriguez, Alfonso Delgado, W. Mark McNair, Denise Pleune, Ryan Kavner, John Fogelman, Diego Gutierrez, Christina Patwa, Tom Proper
Musicians: Carl Thiel
Editors: Ian Silverstein, Hunter M. Via, David Lebowitz, Jessica Hernandez, Sara Mineo, Paul Fontaine, Nick Towle
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