Netflix Acquires ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ As ‘Original’ For International MarketsBy: Chris Crum - March 6, 2014
From Dusk Till Dawn, the upcoming series from Robert Rodriguez, based on the film he did with Quentin Tarantino, just became a Netflix Original. At least internationally.
In the U.S., the show will debut on El Rey Network on Tuesday. In other Netflix territories (Canada, Ireland, Netherlands, Nordics and the UK) it will be exclusive to Netflix, debuting on Wednesday (and a week later on March 19th in Latin America).
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) March 6, 2014
The show comes from Miramax, which Netflix partnered with back in 2011. Netflix currently has two sequels to the original film available for streaming in the U.S.
Miramax EVP, Production and Development Zanne Devine said, “Netflix is one of the most innovative and leading global entertainment platforms existing today and is an absolute perfect fit for Miramax, Rodriguez’s vanguard talent and this filmmaker-driven series.”
Here’s the description of the show:
Along the Mexico-US border, bank robber Seth Gecko (D.J. Cotrona) and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard ‘Richie” Gecko (Zane Holtz) shoot their way south after a bank heist in Abilene, Texas. The 10-episode series takes place over the course of one night, following the brothers as they try to evade a pair of Texas rangers, Earl McGraw (Don Johnson) and Freddie Gonzalez (Jesse Garcia). Along the way, Seth and Richie encounter former pastor, Jacob Fuller (Robert Patrick) and his family. The Geckos take them hostage and steal their RV to cross the border. Chaos ensues when the group detours to a strip club populated by vampires. With the law, the undead and some of Mexico’s most hardened criminals on their trail, the group must fight until dawn to get out alive.
Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos said, “We’re thrilled to premiere ‘From Dusk Till Dawn: A Netflix Original Series’ exclusively in our international markets. Robert Rodriguez is an amazing storyteller and we think our members will love his thrill-ride TV adaptation of the cult-classic.”
Rodriguez added, “I am excited about working with Netflix and Miramax to build an international audience for our series. This property has always resonated for viewers around the globe and we believe that it will be just as relevant for this new generation of fans.”
Just as relevant may be a bit of an overstatement. The original had Tarantino going for it, not to mention George Clooney and Harvey Keitel. But we’ll see.
Episodes of the show are an hour long. They’ll arrive in Europe and Canada on Netflix within 24 hours of the U.S. broadcast. In Latin America, episodes will be released on a weekly basis after the debut. Rodriguez directed four episodes. He also serves as executive producer.
It’s unclear if and when Netflix will get the show in the U.S.
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