Four actors have joined the cast of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, including Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day) as Jacob Fuller, Madison Davenport (Shameless) as Kate Fuller, Brandon Soo Hoo (Ender’s Game) as Scott Fuller and Eiza Gonzalez (Lola: Erase Una Vez) as Santanico Pandemonium. The series will run for ten episodes in the first quarter of 2014, and it is currently filming in Austin. It will be the first scripted series on the new El Rey Network that debuts in December 2013. It was created by network founder/executive producer Robert Rodriguez in association with FactoryMare Ventures.
The role of Santanico Pandemonium was originally played by Salma Hayek in the original, with Harvey Keitel as Jacob Fuller, Ernest Liu as Scott Fuller and Juliette Lewis as Kate Fuller in the 1996 original film.
The family are held hostage by Seth (DJ Cotrona) and Richie (Zane Holtz) Gecko. The cast also includes Jesse Garcia as Texas Ranger Freddie Gonzalez (a new character) and Don Johnson plays Sheriff Earl McGraw in a recurring role.
Here’s a synopsis: Based on the thrill-ride film, “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” is a supernatural crime saga centered around bank robber, Seth Gecko (Cotrona) and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard “Richie” Gecko (Holtz), who are wanted by the FBI and Texas Rangers Earl McGraw (Johnson) and Freddie Gonzalez (Garcia) after a bank heist left several people dead. While on the run to Mexico, Seth and Richie encounter former minister Jacob Fuller (Patrick) and his family, whom they take hostage. Using the family RV to cross the border, chaos ensues when the group detours to a strip club that is populated by vampires. They are forced to fight until dawn in order to get out alive. The series deepens the tone of the film, adds new characters and backstories and expands the Mesoamerican mythology behind the creatures inside the club.
Patrick previously appeared in 1999’s sequel, From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money.