Despite the show gaining a loyal fanbase From Dusk Till Dawn season 4 didn’t happen – here's what we know about the show’s cancelation. From Dusk Till Dawn was Quentin Tarantino’s first paid writing gig and at one point it was earmarked to be the second Tales From The Crypt film, following 1995’s Demon Knight. The project was eventually handed to Robert Rodriguez to direct, with George Clooney and Tarantino himself playing the bank-robbing Gecko brothers, who wander into a vampire bar in Mexico.
The result was a blood-drenched action film loaded with Tarantino’s trademark quotable dialogue. The movie later spawned something of a franchise, earning a DTV sequel with From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money starring Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day) and prequel From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman’s Daughter. The movie also earned a video game following Seth Gecko fighting his way through a prison ship filled with vampires. Rodriguez resurrected the concept for a TV series in 2014, with From Dusk Till Dawn season 1 remaking the original film with new additions, while later seasons branched out in new directions.
The show came to an abrupt end in 2016, with season 4 put on hold despite healthy ratings. Here's what we know about From Dusk Till Dawn's season 4 cancelation.
From Dusk Till Dawn Season 4 Was Put On Hold
From Dusk Till Dawn was the flagship series for El Rey Network, with the first season taking the characters and events of the movie and reworking them in new ways. Robert Rodriguez later admitted to preferring the show to the movie, and the mix of likable characters and gory action saw the series gain a solid fanbase. While the season 3 finale actually provided something of a happy ending for the Gecko brothers, it still left plenty of unanswered questions and dangling plotlines for From Dusk Till Dawn season 4 to tackle.
Sadly, it was confirmed shortly after From Dusk Till Dawn season 3 finished airing that the cast – including D.J. Cotrona and Zane Holtz – had been released from their contracts. The future of the show hadn’t yet been decided, but with Rodriguez gearing up to direct Alita: Battle Angel, it was decided to postpone a decision on the show's fate until late 2017. It’s now been over two years since the final episode aired so while it was never officially canceled, From Dusk Till Dawn season 4 is very unlikely.
Could From Dusk Till Dawn Season 4 Still Happen?
There remains a chance From Dusk Till Dawn could receive a miniseries to wrap up the story, but a full season seems doubtful given the long gap. While the finale of season 3 proved an oddly fitting way to end the Gecko brother saga, fans would still love to have seen From Dusk Till Dawn season 4, where Ranger Gary Willet was set to be the next major villain. The odds of the series returning feel slim at this point, but Rodriguez may return to the property someday now his all-consuming Alita: Battle Angel duties are finished.