11:15am PT by Aaron Couch
'From Dusk Till Dawn' Debuts Dark Season 2 Poster (Exclusive)
It's time for more of Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn.
The new poster for the El Rey Network/Miramax supernatural crime saga illustrates what the network describes as a darker season two.
"We're in the second act of the story, and it's taken a dark turn. If season one was the day, season two is definitely the night," said Kurt Volk, El Rey Network's vp and creative director.
For the teaser campaign, Volk wanted to show that antihero Richie Gecko (Zane Holtz) and Santanico (Eiza Gonzalez) both have been pulled into each others' worlds.
"The Gecko brothers have split up, and now it's all about the new pairings. This composition really appealed to us — she's a goddess, and Richie is evolving," said Volk. "The cool blue palette is a thread throughout the season. During season one, our characters spent a lot of time in the middle of nowhere. This season, they spend a lot of time in the city. As a result, the series has a slicker, more urban sensibility, and that is definitely reflected in our design."
The teaser poster will be showcased at this weekend's ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas, and El Rey Network and Miramax will present the season-two world premiere at a screening this Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema's Ritz Movie Theater — Theater 1 (320 E. 6th St., Austin).
In addition to Holtz and Gonzalez, returning castmembers in season two include D.J. Cotrona, Jesse Garcia, Wilmer Valderrama, Madison Davenport, Brandon Soo Hoo and guest-star Jake Busey. They are joined by series newcomers Danny Trejo as the Regulator, Esai Morales as Lord Amancio Malvado, Jeff Fahey as Uncle Eddie Cruickshank and Briana Evigan as Sonja Lam.
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series returns with a 10-episode second season Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 9 p.m. ET. Rodriguez, who created the 1996 film of the same name, is directing the season's premiere and the finale.