Apple has announced that it's first bilingual show, "Acapulco", a comedy starring Eugenio Derbez will premiere on Apple TV+ on Friday October 8th. Derbez recently starred in the critical smash movie 'CODA' which debuted on TV+ August 13th.
“Acapulco" tells the story of 20-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 realizes 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.
The show is inspired by the box office hit “How to Be A Latin Lover.” and is produced for Apple by Lionsgate Television, 3Pas Studios and The Tannenbaum Company. The series was created by Austin Winsberg, Eduardo Cisneros and Jason Shuman, and Winsberg serves as showrunner alongside Chris Harris.
The show was announced as being undevelopment in December of 2020 so this has been a very quick turn around for the show, especially considering the state of industry production due to COVID-19. The show is one of several upcoming non-English language shows being produced for Apple TV+, as Apple continues expanding the diversity of stories on the service.
’Acapulco’ will make its Apple TV+ debut on October 8th, it's unclear how many episodes will debut then and if it will be spread out over weekly instalments..
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