Robert Rodriguez announced today that production has begun in Austin on From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, a 10-episode scripted television series based on he and Quentino Tarantino's cult-classic 1996 Miramax film of the same name. The series will air on Rodriguez's new cable network, El Rey next spring.

Rodriguez explained that the series will be an expanded re-telling of the film, "If the movie's the short story, the series is the novel." So expect more insight into the Gecko Brothers and hopefully a lot more action at the Titty Twister! Perhaps Santanico Pandemonium will stick around a little longer this time?

Robert Rodriguez

"We have assembled an amazing cast and crew, and viewers can expect to be part of a wild ride when the series premieres," the director said. D.J. Cotrona (Dear John, G.I. Joe: Retaliation) as Seth Gecko, the role that famously launched the film career of George Clooney. Zane Holtz (Holes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) stars as Richie Gecko, originally played by Tarantino, and Jesse Garcia (Quinceaera, Sons of Anarchy) plays Texas Ranger Freddie Gonzalez, a new character created for the series. Don Johnson (Django Unchained, Nash Bridges) joins in a recurring role as Sheriff Earl McGraw. More cast members will be announced in the coming weeks.

Miramax, producing studio and distributor of the original film, is distributing the series internationally.

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From Dusk Till Dawn is available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital.