From Dusk Till Dawn

El Rey dismisses Matador

Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network has cancelled its sports-spy thriller drama Matador despite having previously handed it a second season. The show, one of US Hispanic cable net El Rey’s first original scripted series, follows Gabriel Luna as a DEA agent who goes undercover as a professional soccer player. The first 13-episode season launched in […]

Netflix launches in Austria

Netflix has followed up its launches in France and Germany by adding Austria to the list of countries in which its streaming video-on-demand services is available. The move means that Austrian consumers will have access to Netflix originals including Orange is the New Black and Bojack Horseman, as well as series airing for the first […]

Netflix launches in Germany, partners with Deutsche Telekom

Netflix has gone live today in Germany and has signed a distribution partnership with Deutsche Telekom in the latest leg of its European expansion. Under the terms of the partnership deal, Netflix’s app will be available on Deutsche Telekom’s Entertain IPTV platform, with the service to be added to all Entertain set-top boxes in the […]

TBI Interview: Robert Rodriguez on TV

Movie writer, producer and director Robert Rodriguez is the latest big-screen name to make a move into TV. Characteristically, he has done it in a big way, launching his own cable network El Rey in association with US Hispanic broadcaster Univision. Making TV shows was not an ambition that Rodriguez held. “I was not interested […]

Netflix buys international Dusk Till Dawn series rights

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 […]

eOne bags El Rey scripted series deal

Entertainment One will represent scripted programming from US cable net El Rey on the international market. The deal hands eOne Television exclusive international distribution rights to El Rey’s original shows, which includes upcoming soccer/spy series Matador. The hour-long drama follows the unlikely rise of Antonio “Matador” Bravo, a soccer player known for his playboy antics […]

Miramax and Weinstein pact, develop Good Will Hunting series

Miramax and The Weinstein Company have inked a wide-ranging agreement for the development, production and distribution of new TV projects and movies. The multiyear deal will include the development of Miramax movie Good Will Hunting as a TV series. TWC will sell it in the US and Miramax internationally. The same model will apply to […]

Miramax grabs sales rights to From Dusk Till Dawn adaptation

US studio Miramax has acquired international sales rights to the serialised TV remake of director Robert Rodriguez’s cult feature film From Dusk Till Dawn. The 10-part supernatural-themed series yesterday went into production in Texas ahead of a debut on Rodriguez’s cable channel, El Rey Network, which is set for launch in the US next month. […]