Action-horror film From Dawn Till Dusk is being adapted into a television drama.
The series, which will be written, produced and directed by Roberto Rodriguez, will expand on the characters and stories from the original film.
And it is the focal point of the scripted slate for a new network – El Rey Network – that has received major strategic investment by Hispanic broadcast group Univision Communications ahead of the new channel’s launch in December this year.
Also on the scripted slate is an action adventure series from K/O Paper Products, the company founded by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Fringe, Hawaii Five-O). It will start development at the end of June.
These two original dramas are being developed as part of El Rey Network as part of its co-financing deal with Georgeville Television, and will be produced by Austin, Texas. Georgeville will also coproduce scripted programming for the network.