El Rey, writer-director Robert Rodriguez's recently launched Latino cable channel, has its first renewal. On Wednesday, the channel announced it had greenlighted a second season of "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series."
The series, based on Rodriguez's 1995 film of the same name, follows the same overall story line of two American criminals who go south of the Mexican border to evade authorities and wind up in a strip club populated with vampires. D.J. Cotrona and Zane Holtz play the brothers, replacing the feature film's
The series takes the film's story and expands it with new characters and dives deeper into the mythology of the vampires that use the club as a way to trap and dine on unwary travelers. Other cast members include Don Johnson,
The series was renewed for a second 13-episode season the day after the third episode of the first season aired.
In a statement, the network's vice chair,
Rodriguez himself directed four of the first season's 13 episodes.