Jesse Garcia has a new role that will have him working from dusk till dawn…
The 31-year-old Mexican American actor is set to star in El Rey’s first original series From Dusk Till Dawn, a 10-episode series based on the cult horror movie by the English-language network’s founder Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino.
Like the film, the El Rey/FactoryMade-produced series centers on career criminal Seth Gecko (portrayed by D.J. Cotrona) and his older, seriously unstable brother Richie (Zane Holtz).
The roles were played in the film by George Clooney and Tarantino, respectively.
Garcia, tarred in the award-winning film Quinceañera, plays Freddie, a new character created for the series — a Texas Ranger who sets out in pursuit of the infamous Gecko brothers.
Also joining the series in a recurring role is Don Johnson who will take on the role of Sheriff Earl McGraw, played by Michael Parks in the movie.
Rodriguez wrote the series and is directing the first two episodes. He’s executive-producing with Carlos Coto, who serves as showrunner.
Filming has started this week in Austin.