SEASON THREE PREMIERE EPISODE OF
‘FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES’
WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR FREE DIGITAL HD PREVIEW TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO ITS EL REY NETWORK BROADCAST DEBUT
On August 23, Premiere Episode of the MIRAMAX® and El Rey Network Series Will Be Available from Entertainment One on iTunes, GooglePlay, Xbox Video, Sony Playstation, Fandango Now and Vudu
New York, NY/Toronto, Canada (August 22, 2016) – Entertainment One (eOne), MIRAMAX® and El Rey Network today announced that the complete premiere episode of season three of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series will be available for free Digital HD preview two weeks prior to its September 6 broadcast debut on El Rey Network. For fans eagerly anticipating the action-packed, horror-filled new season and newbies interested in sampling the series based on the cult film directed by Robert Rodriguez, the episode “Head Games” will be available at no charge from August 23 to September 6 on iTunes, GooglePlay, Xbox Video, Sony Playstation, Fandango Now and Vudu.
Season three of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series continues the Gecko brothers’ saga as they fight their way through the chilling world of culebras, the vampire-snake hybrids that control hidden empires in Texas and Mexico. The 10 new episodes — two of which premiere back to back on September 6 at 9pm and 10pm ET — follow Seth and Richie into the vortex of a culebra underworld on the verge of a violent explosion. In the season three premiere, the Geckos have been demoted to “collectors”, while their organization has been infiltrated by a mysterious new enemy hell-bent on destroying them, the Lords, and all culebras. On, September 7, the day following its two episode broadcast premiere, both episodes will be available to purchase via all leading Digital HD outlets.
Season three features a returning ensemble cast including D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Eiza González, Jesse Garcia, Madison Davenport, Brandon Soo Hoo, Emily Rios and Jake Busey. New cast joining the third season are: Ana de la Reguera (“Jane the Virgin”, “Narcos”) who will have a recurring role as Lord Venganza Verdugo, one of the seven remaining culebra Lords; Marko Zaror (“Machete Kills”) as Zolo, an Aztec warrior trained in Hell; Tom Savini (“Fridaythe 13th”, “From Dusk Till Dawn”) as Burt, a retired demon hunter who smokes more medical marijuana than he sells; Maurice Compte (“Breaking Bad”, “Narcos”) as Brasa, a mysterious Rasputin-like figure who takes on the Gecko brothers; and Nicky Whelan (“House of Lies”, “The Wedding Ringer”) whose character will be revealed during the season.
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series is produced by MIRAMAX in association with Rodriguez International Pictures, FactoryMade Ventures and Sugarcane Entertainment. Executive producers are Robert Rodriguez, showrunner Carlos Coto, writer Diego Gutierrez, FactoryMade Ventures and El Rey Network co-founders John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa, and MIRAMAX’s Zanne Devine and Daniel Pipski.
MIRAMAX distributes From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series internationally in all territories.
About El Rey Network
El Rey Network is a 24-hour English language network founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. Curated by Rodriguez and his artistic collective, the network unites “the new mainstream” through badass content that awakens the renegade in everyone. El Rey’s action-packed slate is anchored by signature series including the original drama, “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series”, the one-on-one interview program, “El Rey Network Presents: The Director’s Chair” and “Lucha Underground,” a Lucha Libre wrestling series from Mark Burnett. El Rey Network’s lineup also showcases a wide range of iconic feature films and TV series including genre, cult classics, action, and horror/sci-fi. El Rey Network LLC is jointly owned by Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures with a minority stake held by Univision Networks & Studios, Inc.
MIRAMAX is a global film and television studio best known for its award-winning and original content. New projects include both film and television, among them Bad Santa 2 starring Billy Bob Thornton, who reprises his Golden Globe nominated role as Willie Soke, and Oscar, Golden Globe and Emmy winner Kathy Bates, with Broad Green Pictures co-producing/co-financing and handling U.S. theatrical; Bridget Jones’s Baby from Working Title for Universal Pictures, MIRAMAX and StudioCanal, with Oscar winners Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth reprising their roles in the third installment of the Bridget Jones film series; Southside With You, inspiredby the first date of Barack and Michelle Obama, starring Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter, with MIRAMAX and Roadside Attractions partnering on the U.S. release; and The 9th Life of Louis Drax starring Jamie Dornan, Aaron Paul and Sarah Gadon; as well as Robert Rodriguez’s “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series,” heading into its third season in the U.S. on El Rey Network.
In 2015, MIRAMAX released the Kevin Hart hit comedy The Wedding Ringer with Sony-Screen Gems; and together with Roadside Attractions, one of the year’s most successful independent hits, the critically acclaimed Mr. Holmes, directed by Academy Award winner Bill Condon and starring Academy Award nominees Sir Ian McKellen and Laura Linney.
Collectively, MIRAMAX’s unrivaled library of more than 700 titles has received 278 Academy Award nominations and 68 Oscars, earning most notably four Best Picture awards for The English Patient, Shakespeare in Love, Chicago and No Country for Old Men. More iconic titles from the library include critically acclaimed and commercial hits alike, such as Pulp Fiction, Good Will Hunting, Bridget Jones’s Diary,the Scream film franchise, Kill Bill Vol. 1&2, and The Aviator.
About FactoryMade Ventures
FactoryMade is an incubator for entertainment businesses and was founded by John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa. The company builds IP-based franchises and production and distribution platforms by leveraging its strong ties to the Hollywood creative community and partnering with global brands and investors. FactoryMade ventures include El Rey Network and Tres Pistoleros Studios with Robert Rodriguez and Univision Communications and the Lucha Underground sports wrestling league with Mark Burnett and Mexico’s Lucha Libre AAA. In addition to working with corporate partners such as Telefonica, they previously spearheaded the creation of Hasbro’s film and TV businesses (Transformers, G.I. Joe, Hasbro TV Studios, the Hub Network), and developed retail’s first digital gaming and e-commerce platform with HSN (HSN Arcade).
About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.
Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.
The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.