Tuesday, December 15, 2020

'Fantasy Island' Reboot Lands Series Order at FOX

FOX has today given a series order to the original anthology drama series Fantasy Island - a reboot of the drama that aired from 1977-84 on ABC. The new series is slated to premiere in Summer 2021.

The modern semi-anthology series delves into the "what if" questions, both big and small, that keep us awake at night. Each episode will tell emotional, provocative stories about people who walk in with a desire, but end up reborn to themselves through the magical realism of Fantasy Island.

Liz Craft and Sarah Fain (The Fix, The 100) created the series. Fox Entertainment, Sony Pictures Television and Gemstone Studios will produce.

"In continuing to develop outside of the traditional broadcast cycle, we've been particularly focused on providing viewers with summer series that offer a true escape from everyday life - to be sure, now so more than ever," said Michael Thorn, President, Fox Entertainment. "Fantasy Island is a beloved program, and the world Liz and Sarah have created for this contemporary adaptation is signature FOX and a perfect show for today's times. After all, who among us wouldn't take a (safe) trip to Fantasy Island right now?"