Trailer: Acapulco arrives on Apple TV+ this October
James R | On 24, Sep 2021
Even at the glamorous hotel Las Colinas, all that glitters is not gold. That’s the truth at the heart of Acapulco, Apple’s new comedy series arriving this October.
A journey back to the 80s through the memories of Máximo (Eugenio Derbez), the series tells the story of twenty-something Máximo Gallardo (Enrique Arrizon), whose dream comes true when he gets the job of a lifetime as a cabana boy at the hottest resort in Acapulco. He soon realises the job is far more complicated than he ever imagined and in order to succeed, he must learn to navigate a demanding clientele, a mercurial mentor, and a complicated home life, without losing his way to shortcuts or temptations. The series, which is told in both Spanish and English, takes place in 1984, with Derbez narrating and playing the present-day version of the main character, Máximo Gallardo.
Episode 1 and 2 arrive on Apple TV+ on Friday 8th October, with episodes then dropping weekly. Here’s the trailer:
Acapulco: Apple TV+ orders comedy series starring Eugenio Derbez
10th December 2020
Apple TV+ has given a series order to Acapulco, a new Spanish- and English-language comedy series.
Created by Austin Winsberg (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist), Eduardo Cisneros (Instructions Not Included) and Jason Shuman (Role Models), the half-hour comedy will star Eugenio Derbez (How to Be A Latin Lover, Instructions Not Included), who will also exec-produce.
Hailing from Lionsgate Television, the series is inspired by 3Pas Studios and Pantelion Films’ box office hit How to Be A Latin Lover and will be produced for Apple by Lionsgate Television, 3Pas Studios and The Tannenbaum Company. Austin Winsberg will serve as showrunner and Chris Harris (How I Met Your Mother) will co-showrun alongside Winsberg.
It follows a young Mexican man whose dream comes true when he gets the job of a lifetime at the hottest resort in Acapulco. But he soon realises the job is far more complicated than he ever imagined as all of his beliefs and morals start to be questioned. The show takes place in 1984 with Eugenio Derbez narrating and playing the present-day version of the main character.
Gaz Alazraki (Club de Cuervos) will direct and executive produce the pilot.
Acapulco will join a growing offering of international Apple Originals, including Mark Boal’s Echo 3, projects by Alfonso Cuarón, who currently has an overall deal with Apple TV+, Steven Spielberg’s Masters of the Air, Slow Horses, starring Gary Oldman, and Pachinko, written and executive produced by Soo Hugh.