‘From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series’ Goes Where The Movie Couldn’t

Robert Rodriguez explains how the new version of the story will go deeper.

Even in an age of television experimenting with traditional format, “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” is something truly unique. The new series coming to Robert Rodriguez‘s TV network, El Rey, takes the story told in the original movie, starring George Clooney and the movie’s writer Quentin Tarantino, and retells it with a 10-hour format.

The zoomed-in look at the lives of the Gecko brothers also gives Rodriguez the opportunity to flesh out the mythology of the vampire-infested bar and the temple underneath it, something, as he explained in a recent interview with MTV News, the director has wanted to do for a long time. What do the vampires have to do with that Aztec-looking temple? That’s one thought that the series plans to expand on.

The other consideration to make for the leap from ’90s horror-action film to 2014 television series was the level of violence. Rodriguez explained that El Rey does have some guidelines for graphic content, but you’ll get the gore and guts when necessary. The original was based on a Quentin Tarantino script, after all. That doesn’t exactly make for PG TV.

You can see “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” on El Rey every Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET.

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