At the Television Critics Association summer press tour last month, the stars of the show teased new directions for their characters in the El Rey horror series’ second year.
“Their days as a duo come to an end in Season 1,” Zane Holtz said of his character Richie Gecko’s partnership with his brother Seth, played by D.J. Cotrona. “So going into Season 2, we’re seeing new partnerships.”
“I thought it was really fun that Robert got that in the show and kind of leaned more into an uglier version of vampires,” said Eiza Gonzalez. “Instead of making us all shiny and glowy or something like that.”
New to the cast for Season 2 is Danny Trejo as “The Regulator,” whose special skill is that he can listen to what a person has heard if he eats their ear, or see what they’ve seen by gobbling down an eyeball. Trejo describes the character as “a cross between Machete and Marcia Brady.”
“He’s the guy you call when you want somebody really dead,” Trejo said. “Not just dead, but really dead.”
“From Dusk Till Dawn” is based on the 1996 cult classic film of the same name, which Rodriguez directed based on a screenplay by longtime pal Quentin Tarantino in which he also starred alongside George Clooney, Harvey Keitel and Juliette Lewis.