Univision has formed a strategic partnership with El Rey Network, which is chaired by filmmaker Robert Rodgriguez (From Dusk Till Dawn, Spy Kids), and Factory Media, Univision president Cesar Conde announced during the company's upfront presentation in New York City on Tuesday.
Noting Univision's partnerships with ABC and Participant Media, Conde introduced the “new partnership” with El Rey and introduced Rodriguez, who touted a series for the programming service based on his film From Dusk till Dawn, which he will write, produce and direct.
Rodriguez also announced an El Rey series from Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, which will start development at the end of June. Kurtzman and Orci are the writers and producers of Star Trek, Transformers , plus network series such as the new Fox launch Sleepy Hollow and the established Fringe and Hawaii Five-O.
The two original scripted shows are being developed as a part of the network’s co-financing pact with Reliance-backed television studio Georgeville Television and will be produced in Austin, Texas, home of Rodriguez’ 26-acre studio facilities.