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Peacock Announces 'The Resort,' A New Dark Comedic Mystery Set In A Tropical Paradise
“Palm Springs” writer Andy Siara and “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail have teamed up to create "The Resort," a love story set against the backdrop of an unsolved mystery.
Peacock has announced a new dark comedy set in Mexico's Mayan Riviera amidst a bizarre unsolved mystery.
“The Resort” promises to explore “thrill, mystery, love and a tropical backdrop,” according to a press release announcing the project. The show, billed as a “true-crime love story” by Deadline will be created by “Palm Springs” writer Andy Siara and “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail.
“THE RESORT is a dream-come-true collaboration between Andy and Esmail Corp, two creative forces who from ‘Palm Springs’ to ‘Mr. Robot’ have continued to reinvent and subvert genre with heart,” Beatrice Springborn, president of Universal Content Productions, said of the upcoming eight-episode series. “By combining an unsolved crime investigation with an exploration of marriage in a tropical location, they have designed a show for the Peacock audience that is fresh, fun and relatable.”
The first season of the fictional show will take place at an all-inclusive resort on the Mayan Riviera, Deadline reports. There, a couple in turmoil winds up at the heart of one of Yucatan’s most infamous unsolved mysteries. The show explores love, marriage and family vacations, all while the couple embarks on an adventure to solve this mysterious case.
“Andy and Esmail Corp have a distinct point of view exploring off-kilter, genre-bending storytelling that is infused with humanity and compelling characters,” Lisa Katz, President of Scripted Content for NBC Universal Television and Streaming stated in the press release.
The details of the crime? One must wait and see.
It’s not clear when the show will hit the streaming service.