'From Dusk Till Dawn' TV Series Adds Don Johnson to Cast Deadline
An upcoming TV series based on the cult film "From Dusk Till Dawn" has added "Miami Vice" star Don Johnson to the cast, Deadline.com reports.
Johnson will revive his role as Sheriff Earl McGraw, whom he also played in the movie.
"DJ Cotrona, Zane Holtz and Jesse Garcia are set to star in English-language network El Rey’s first original series, the 10-episode 'From Dusk Til Dawn,' based on the cult horror movie by El Rey’s Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino," the story reports. "Like the movie, the El Rey/FactoryMade-produced series centers on career criminal Seth Gecko (Cotrona) and his older, seriously unstable brother Richie (Holtz). The roles were played in the film by George Clooney and Tarantino, respectively."
Garcia will play a character that is new for the series, a Texas Ranger named Freddie.
Production started this week in Austin, Texas, the piece notes. The first two episodes were written by Rodriguez, who is also directing them.
"Meanwhile, El Rey has assembled the writing and producing team for its second original series, from Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci’s K/O Paper Products," the report adds. "Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie have joined the untitled action drama as executive producers and showrunners. They are writing the first episode, which will be directed by Rodriguez. ICM Partners-repped Dworkin and Beattie are co-creating the project with Orci and his cousin, Andrew Orci, and are exec producing with Kurtzman, Orci, Heather Kadin and El Rey’s Rodriguez, John Fogelman, and Cristina Patwa.
"The adventure drama is said to be a lighter, Latino take on James Bond."