Streaming service Netflix has acquired international rights to the much-anticipated From Dusk Till Dawn TV series.
The show will bow on the fledgling El Rey cable network in the US.
El Rey is backed by iconic movie producer Robert Rodriguez who made the From Dusk Till Dawn feature and is also behind the upcoming series with his FactoryMade Ventures on production duty.
Miramax is selling the show internationally and cut the international deal with Netflix. The SVOD service will launch the horror drama in Canada, Ireland, Netherlands, Nordics and the UK on March 12. It will launch on Netflix in Latin America a week later.
Netflix launches all episodes of its original series simultaneously. The From Dusk Till Dawn acquisition will require it to launch episodes on a standard, weekly basis as synchronises with the rolls out on El Rey in the US. Netflix will make instalments available with 24 hours of the US TX.
Robert Rodriguez, chairman and founder, El Rey Network, said: “I am excited about working with Netflix and Miramax to build an international audience for our series. This property has always resonated for viewers around the globe and we believe that it will be just as relevant for this new generation of fans.”
“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,” added Zanne Devine, executive VP, production and development, Miramax.