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Robert Rodriguez used to have a hard drive that stored "all my favorite shows and movies and trailers and short films," which he described as his personal TV network.

He wants his new cable channel, the El Rey Network, to be the large-scale equivalent of that. "I wished someone would curate a network where everything you saw, if you were attached to that sensibility, you'd know that you would be taken care of," Rodriguez said Sunday (Jan. 12) at the TCA winter press tour.

El Rey launched in December and has its first original series, "From Dusk Till Dawn," on track to premiere March 11. It's based on the Rodriguez-directed, Quentin Tarantino-written movie of the same name, and Rodriguez wants the series to venture into territory he didn't get to cover in the film.

"I delved a little deeper into Mesoamerican mythology, Aztec and Mayan mythologies, where a vampire culture could have existed back then, »

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