Netflix is bringing a series based on cult nineties movie From Dusk Till Dawn plus new episodes of Canadian comedy series Trailer Park Boys.
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series marks action auteur Robert Rodriguez’s first foray into serialised drama. As was the case with the final series of Breaking Bad, hour-long episodes will arrive weekly in Europe and Canada, within 24 hours of the US broadcast.
The series follows bank robber Seth Gecko (DJ Cotrona) and his unpredictable brother Richard Gecko (Zane Holtz) shoot their way south after a bank heist in Abilene, Texas. Chaos ensues when the group detours to a strip club populated by vampires.
In the original 1996 movie directed by Rodriguez, the brothers were played by George Clooney and scriptwriter Quentin Tarantino. Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix said “Robert Rodriguez is an amazing storyteller and we think our members will love his thrill-ride TV adaptation of the cult-classic.”
Zanne Devine, EVP, production and development, Miramax added: “Netflix is one of the most innovative and leading global entertainment platforms existing today and is an absolute perfect fit for Miramax, Rodriguez’s vanguard talent and this filmmaker-driven series.”
Not content with being part of the ressurection of just one franchise, Netflix has also announced that its also reviving Canadian mockumentary comedy series Trailer Park Boys. All new episodes featuring Ricky, Julian and Bubbles, as well as all past seasons of the series, will be exclusively available to Netflix members.
In addition to the series, Netflix will debut three standalone specials: Community Service Special, Swearnet Special, Trailer Park Boys Xmas and two all-new feature films: Trailer Park Boys 3: Don’t Legalize It and Swearnet, which will come to the service following their cinema premieres this year.
Netflix members will also be able to catch up on all their favourite Trailer Park Boys moments when the entire Trailer Park Boys collection, including all seven seasons as well as two Trailer Park Boys specials, is available on the platform worldwide.
Previous acts of TV necromancy conducted by Netflix include bringing Arrested Development back for another run and resucing US remake of The Killing from a premature death.