Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Peacock Orders 8 Episodes of Drama 'The Resort' from Andy Siara and Sam Esmail

Peacock has today given a series order to the original drama series The Resort created by Palm Springs writer Andy Siara. The first season will produce 8 episodes.

The series will explore love and the weird things we do in the name of it, encased in an elaborate true-crime conspiracy, with each season set in a unique picturesque vacation destination. The first season takes place at an all-inclusive resort along the Mayan Riviera, when a married couple on the brink of divorce inadvertently becomes embroiled in one of the Yucatan's most bizarre, unsolved mysteries that, somehow, is part metaphysical detective story, part Indiana Jones adventure, part coming-of-age romance.

Siara will executive produce with Sam Esmail, Allison Miller and Chad Hamilton. Sarah Matte will co-executive produce. Universal Content Productions, Esmail Corp and Anonymous Content will produce.

"Andy and Esmail Corp have a distinct point of view exploring off-kilter, genre-bending storytelling that is infused with humanity and compelling characters," said Lisa Katz, President of Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. "The Resort has everything viewers are looking for in their next escape drama - thrill, mystery, love and a tropical backdrop."