Adrianne Palicki Joins “From Dusk Till Dawn” SeriesBy: Mike Tuttle - December 17, 2013
Robert Rodriquez’s highly-anticipated supernatural crime saga, “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series,” has picked up a few new cast members.
According to UPI, Adrianne Palicki, along with Jake Busey (“Starship Troopers”) and Lane Garrison (“Bonnie & Clyde”), will join the 10-episode production which will premiere on El Ray, a new 24-hour English-language network.
Adrianne Palicki, an Ohio native, has appeared in such movies as “Friday Night Lights” and “G.I. Joe: Retaliation.” In 2011, Palicki was picked to play Wonder Woman in a series that NBC eventually passed on. However, she remains positive by saying, “I got to play Wonder Woman which was, by the way, maybe one of the coolest things ever.”
Palicki, when asked if she regrets that the show didn’t to go series, said, “I wouldn’t say regret. I was devastated when it didn’t go and it was expected to. It was one of those things that was shocking. But in retrospect it was probably a blessing. It would’ve been a really hard thing to shoot. And I got to wear the costume — I should say, I got paid to wear the costume! So not many people get to say that.”
She then added, “I’m really blessed to have gotten to do that and maybe someday down the line I’ll get to play that character or another awesome icon again,” noting that she has her eye on “Supergirl.”
In “Dusk Till Dawn,” Palicki will portray Vanessa Styles, a woman from Seth Gecko’s past.
Based on Rodriquez’s 1996 film, “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” centers around Gecko, bank robber, and his violent brother, Richard “Richie” Gecko, and adds new characters and backstories around the Mesoamerican myths and creatures.
In the original film, George Clooney played the part of Seth Gecko while Quentin Tarantino portrayed his brother, Richard.
Other cast members in the Texas-set TV series include Wilmer Valderrama, D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Jesse Garcia, Robert Patrick, Madison Davenport, Brandon Soo Hoo, Eiza Gonzalez, and Don Johnson.
Robert Rodriguez will direct the first two installments of the series which will premiere in 2014.
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