Inspired by the cult classic vampire flick from 1996 starring
Original movie director Robert Rodriguez returns to the El Rey Network for a second season of the supernatural serial. But what will the new episodes hold for lovers of this bloody celebration of desert witchcraft and remote vampire packs?
According to Rodriguez, it's time to pick up where the original film left off.
"The first season of 'Dusk' was about retelling the story of the original film in a new way so that we could lay the foundation for future seasons," Rodriguez, who is the chairman and founder of El Rey Network, told Hero Complex via email. "In Season 2, the iconic characters are back and on very different and compelling paths. The result is bigger, badder, bolder and even more explosive than the first season. And I had an absolute blast directing the season premiere and the no holds barred season finale!"
Let's hope the "explosive" season Rodriguez is referring to has actual explosions, preferably coupled with vampires and/or bank robbers walking away from said explosions in slow motion. Hey, it worked for his "Desperado."
According to El Rey, the new episodes will hover between Mexico and Texas. Returning characters include the snake dancing vampire Santánico Pandemonium (originally played by
Separated from his other half, Gecko brother Seth (D.J. Cotrona) finds himself with the former minister's daughter Kate Fuller (Madison Davenport) in Mexico. Meanwhile, Carlos Madrigal (
The collection of posters and key art in the above gallery is linked together by a two-headed snake which (according to designer Kurt Volk, El Rey Network's vice president and creative director) represents the split between the Gecko brothers. However we're fairly certain the two shall meet at some point or another, no doubt with so many bloody brotherly hugs.