Robert Rodriguez‘s new television network El Rey has released the first trailer for its flagship series From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series. D.J. Cotrona and Zane Holtz star as the Gecko brothers (subbing in for George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino in the 1996 movie), fighting the undead as they run from the law. The production values fail to impress—the painful attempts at stylish cool don’t help—but hopefully it plays better in the context of the hourlong series than it does a two-and-a-half minute trailer.
Rodriguez directed the first two episodes of the ten-episode season. Jesse Garcia, Don Johnson, Wilmer Valderrama, and Robert Patrick co-star. From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series premieres March 11 on El Rey. Watch the trailer after the jump.
Here’s the full 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 an escape route to Mexico, Seth and Richie encounter former minister Jacob Fuller and his family who they take hostage. Using the family RV to make a run for the Mexican border, chaos ensues when the group detours to a strip club that is unknowingly populated by vampires, and forces them 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 vampires.