Austin Mayor Proclaims August 25th as “From Dusk Till Dawn Day”

Robert Rodriguez_AdlerRobert Rodriguez’s signature franchise, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, returns for a second season and premieres on the El Rey Network tonight, Tuesday, August 25th at 9pm [ET] and 8pm (Central). A ceremony was held at Troublemaker Studios where both seasons of the series, based on the 1996 cult-classic film, were written, directed and filmed for a whole new generation of fans.
Mayor Adler said: “We are proud to be home to Robert Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios, his incredible El Rey Network and of course, his iconic television original, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series which has achieved cult status here in Austin and around the globe. Thank you to Robert, the cast and the tremendously talented individuals who have brought this extraordinary story to life here in our own backyard. It is testament to our belief that Austin is a creative hub for talented filmmakers and visionaries who are inspired by what our city has to offer.”
Robert Rodriguez said: “Austin is my home and I’m honored to have collaborated with the Austin creative community all these years making movies and television for the world to see. I’m so proud that From Dusk till Dawn is Austin made and that we can celebrate this day with the community.”
Season two of the horror/crime drama contains 10 all-new, action-packed hour-long episodes and delves into a new and unexpected chapter for the characters after a night at the Titty Twister ripped apart everything they knew about themselves, each other and their souls.
Returning cast members D.J. Cotrona (Dear John, G.I. Joe: Retaliation); Zane Holtz (Wind Walkers, Holes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower); Jesse Garcia (Quinceañera, “Sons of Anarchy”); Eiza González (Amores Verdaderos/True Love); Wilmer Valderrama (“That ’70s Show,” To Whom It May Concern); Madison Davenport (Noah, Shameless); Brandon Soo Hoo (Tropic Thunder, Ender’s Game, Incredible Crew) and guest star Jake Busey (Motorcycle Gang, Contact) as “Sex Machine.” They are joined in the sophomore season by Danny Trejo (Machete, Machete Kills) as “The Regulator,” Esai Morales (“The Brink,” “Criminal Minds,” “NYPD Blue”) as “Lord Amancio Malvado,” Jeff Fahey (“Lost,” “Justified,” “Texas Rising”) as “Uncle Eddie Cruickshank,” Briana Evigan (Step Up 2) as “Sonja Lam” and a guest starring appearance by Demi Lovato.
Robert Rodriguez, El Rey Network’s founder and chairman and creator of the 1995 cult-classic film of the same name, directs the season premiere and finale. Additional directors include showrunner Carlos Coto, Eduardo Sanchez, Alejandro Brugués, Joe Menendez, and Dwight Little.
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series is a Miramax production in association with Rodriguez International Pictures, FactoryMade Ventures, and Sugarcane Entertainment. Miramax is distributing From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series internationally in all territories. To find El Rey Network in your area, view the channel finder at
Liz Lopez

Photo: Courtesy of El Rey Network

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