When From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series debuts on the El Rey Network this spring, fans will see events that were only talked about in the 1996 cult classic From Dusk Till Dawn. Today, the network launched an official Facebook page for the series, featuring the first photo of Seth (D.J. Cotrona) and Richie Gecko (Zane Holtz), as they prepare for their Abeline bank heist that was mentioned in the film. Take a look at this photo, then read on for more details about the series from creator Robert Rodriguez.

<strong><em>From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series</em></strong> Photo

Robert Rodriguez compared his original film to a short story, with From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series serving as the novel version, expanding on many elements of the movie.

"We see things that led up to events in the film, and much deeper character motivations and storylines to sort of launch into the new story that we're doing. The film was a short story. This is the novel version."

D.J. Cotrona and Zane Holtz are playing characters previously inhabited by George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino, which made the casting that much more challenging, according to Robert Rodriguez.

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"What's fantastic about that is that the bar is already set so high, so you go in saying, 'We will not settle for anything less than amazing casting, because people will have that expectation.' And they're gonna make the comparison. It's a terrific challenge, but we found fantastic people. I couldn't be happier with the cast."

The series creator/executive producer said that his desire to make the TV series sprung from his interest in Mesoamerican mythology, which is briefly touched upon in the movie.

""I did some research when I did the film. When I got into it, I realized, Oh my God, I would love to do a whole other story on this culture and on this mythology. Let me throw some hints in From Dusk Till Dawn, and maybe in another film I'll explore this. And I never got to. It is seeing something that you've never seen before, this Mesoamerican mythology of demon culture and these vampires that are not your traditional vampires," Rodriguez said. "It's a mix of this crime saga with these supernatural elements that will make this different from anything else on television."

The series debuts sometime this spring on the El Rey Network.