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Netflix announces plans for TV show ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’

MUMBAI: OTT service provider Netflix has announced that episodes of its show ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ will be available exclusively to members in Canada, Ireland, Netherlands, Nordics and the UK to watch instantly beginning 12 March, with Latin America beginning a week later on 19 March.

Based on the film of the same name, the series marks director Robert Rodriguez’s foray into serialised drama. New hour-long episodes will arrive weekly in Europe and Canada, within 24 hours of the US broadcast. In Latin America, subsequent episodes will also be available on a weekly basis following the 19 March premiere. In the US, the series premieres on 11 March on El Rey Network.

In 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 chief content officer 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.”

El Rey Network chairman, founder Robert Rodriguez said, “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.”

Miramax executive VP 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”.