Wilmer Valderrama Joins From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series
El Rey Network
November 25, 2013
Robert Rodriguez's upcoming "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" has added Wilmer Valderrama ("That '70s Show," Larry Crowne) to its cast. He'll play the enigmatic crime lord Carlos.
Valderrama joins previously-announced D.J. Cotrona, who plays Seth Gecko, Zane Holtz as Richie Gecko; Jesse Garcia who plays Texas Ranger Freddie Gonzalez, a new character created for the series; Don Johnson who joins in a recurring role as Sheriff Earl McGraw; Robert Patrick as Jacob Fuller; Madison Davenport as Kate Fuller; Brandon Soo Hoo as Scott Fuller and Eiza González as Santánico Pandemonium.
Based on the film of the same name, "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.
The 10-episode serialized drama will serve as the first original scripted series to air on the new El Rey Network, which launches this December.