‘El Mariachi’ director Robert Rodriguez revolutionizes the small screen with his new network and takes us Riding with El Rey in true Renegade Style.
The channel is the El Rey Network, owned by the director Robert Rodriguez — known for movies like “Desperado,” “From Dusk Till Dawn,” “Machete Kills” and the “Spy Kids” franchise.
Playing by his own rules, Robert Rodriguez has created some of the most imaginative works the big-screen has ever seen, delivering ass kicking, action packed entertainment as only a renegade can. Robert Rodriguez started an independent film movement in the mid 90s with El Mariachi before moving on to blockbuster “Desperado” making him the legend of independent, ultra-low budget filmmaking, which also featured a cameo by fellow indie film wunderkid, Quentin Tarantino. It would be the start of a long friendship between the two. Soon after came the cult classic “From Dusk till Dawn” written by Robert Kurtzman and Quentin Tarantino. With an all out cast that included Selma Hayek, Quentin himself and launching the lucrative film career of star George Clooney.
Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez brings his innovative vision to El Rey Network.
“On a personal level, I am father to five English-speaking Hispanic Americans who I knew didn’t see themselves represented on television.”
Now filmmaker Robert Rodriguez turns to El Rey Network to captivate audiences
Rodriguez has always had the ability to play with us with his stylish cinema cult classics and now edgy genre TV. Rodriguez, who directed and executive produced the 1996 cult-classic film written by Quentin Tarantino, has directed four of the ten episodes of the TV adaptation. The pilot premiered at the SXSW Film Conference and Festival in its new episodic section dedicated to smallscreen shows.
While most were excited about the launch some were left feeling deprived and desperately trying to access the networks causing confusing and creating a frenzy. This my friends is a good thing. This can only mean one thing. People are hungry for this and want to Ride with El Rey.
Rodriguez’s serialized drama, is set along the Mexico-US border where bank robber Seth Gecko (D.J. Cotrona) and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard ‘Richie” Gecko (Zane Holtz) shoot their way south after a bank heist in Abilene, Texas.
Now Rodriguez has a new platform to create his magic with complete control
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