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From Dusk Till Dawn TV Show Nabs Former Wonder Woman Adrianne Palicki


Haven’t heard about From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series yet? Well they’ve hired their first cast members and one of them may be familiar to The Mary Sue readers. Hit the jump to find out more about the show, casting, and what Adrianne Palicki had to say about that high-profile Wonder Woman pilot that never made it to air. 

You remember From Dusk Till Dawn. The 1996 feature film directed by Robert Rodriguez and written by Quentin Tarantino, starring Tarantino, George Clooney, Salma Hayek and a snake. It was…an OK film but it’s about to evolve on Rodriguez’s new cable channel, El Rey Network. Their press release says it will “unite the most culturally diverse generation in history through fearless, badass and original content that awakens the renegade in everyone.” This will include a a 10-episode supernatural crime saga based on From Dusk Till Dawn. Entertainment Weekly writes:

The drama’s cast already includes Wilmer Valderrama as criminal mastermind Carlos, D.J. Cotrona of Dear John as bank robber Seth Gecko (a role played by George Clooney in the film), Zane Holtz of The Perks of Being a Wallflower as his volatile brother Richie (played by Quentin Tarantino in the film), and Jesse Garcia of Sons of Anarchy as Texas Ranger Freddie Gonzalez.

Now EW has learned of three more additions to the cast: Friday Night Lights alum Adrianne Palicki, Jake Busey (yes, son of Gary), and Lane Garrison, late of the multi-network miniseries Bonnie & Clyde. Palicki plays Vanessa Styles, a woman from Seth Gecko’s past. Busey plays eccentric, mythology-obsessed professor Aiden Tanner. And Garrison is Pete, a liquor store clerk who gets more than he bargained for when the Gecko brothers enter his shop.

EW says the network will be available internationally this week but there’s no release date for the series yet.

Meanwhile, was interviewing Palicki on set of her upcoming film John Wick, and decided to ask about her experience working on David E. Kelley’s Wonder Woman. She told them she didn’t regret taking on the Amazon Princess.

I was devastated when it didn’t go and it was expected to. It was one of those things that was shocking. But in retrospect it was probably a blessing. It would’ve been a really hard thing to shoot. And I got to wear the costume — I should say, I got paid to wear the costume! So not many people get to say that. [laughs] I’m really blessed to have gotten to do that and maybe someday down the line I’ll get to play that character or another awesome icon again.

She also said getting to play Wonder Woman was “maybe one of the coolest things ever,” and confirmed she will be back for the G.I. Joe: Retaliation follow-up as Jaye (aka Lady Jaye).

(via Entertainment Weekly, IGN)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."