'Fantasy Island': Release date, spoilers and all about the Fox drama series

'Fantasy Island': Release date, spoilers and all about the Fox drama series
Roselyn Sánchez as seen in 'Fantasy Island' (Laura Magruder/FOX)

What if you could escape to an island paradise, where all your worries, troubles and problems fade away into the ocean breeze? Sounds too good to be true, right? For the inhabitant's of Fox's new drama series, 'Fantasy Island', this escape comes with a price.

The series follows a cast of characters who arrive at an island where all their desires come true. And while it may seem perfect, they slowly uncover the mystery behind this place. If you're looking for similar titles, you can check out -- 'Roswell, New Mexico', 'The End', 'The Outpost' and 'The Flight Attendant'. 

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Release date

'Fantasy Island' premieres on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 9/8c on Fox.

Where to watch 

You can watch 'Fantasy Island' on Fox.




As per the official synopsis -- "A modern drama series, FANTASY ISLAND takes place at a luxury resort, where literally any fantasy requested by guests is fulfilled, although they rarely turn out as expected. The resort is run by Elena Roarke (Roselyn Sanchez), who set aside her own ambitions — and even the love of her life — to uphold her family's legacy. Sophisticated, insightful and always charming, Elena's calm exterior masks the challenges of the responsibilities she has assumed as steward of this mysterious island. Delving 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 arrive with dreams and desires and depart enlightened and transformed through the magical realism of Fantasy Island."


Roselyn Sanchez 
Roselyn Milagros Sánchez Rodríguez will be playing the role of Elena Roarke in the series. The Puerto Rican actress goes by Roselyn Sanchez and she is also a singer/songwriter, dancer, model, producer and writer.

She has worked in a range of movies, such as 'The Game Plan', 'Rush Hour 3', 'The Perfect Sleep', 'Venus & Vegas', Act of Valor', 'Mothers and Daughters' and 'Traffik'. She has also acted in TV series, such as 'Death of a Vegas Showgirl', 'A Taste of Summer', 'Grand Hotel' and 'The Rookie'. Her character, Elena, is the steward of this mysterious island and is shrouded in secrets of her own.

Roselyn Sánchez as Elena Roarke in 'Fantasy Island' (Miller Mobley/FOX.)


John Gabriel Rodriquez 
John Gabriel Rodriquez takes on the role of Javier in 'Fantasy Island'. Some of Rodriquez's other works include 'Happily Never After', 'The Fosters', 'Miranda's Rights', 'Rosewood', 'Allegiant', 'Young & Hungry', 'NCIS', 'A to Z', 'Manhattan', 'Drop Dead Diva' and 'The Vampire Diaries'.

His character, Javier is a pilot and the head of island transportation while also being the jack of all trades.

John Gabriel Rodriquez as Javier in 'Fantasy Island' (Miller Mobley/FOX)


Kiara Barnes
Kiara Barnes will be portraying the character of Ruby Okoro in 'Fantasy Island'. Barnes is known for her works such as 'The Bold and the Beautiful', 'The Wrong Wedding Planner' and 'Stuck with You'.

Her character, Ruby is a young woman suffering from a terminal illness. An old soul of sorts, she finds herself on the island and is granted a new lease of life.

Kiara Barnes as Ruby Okoro in 'Fantasy Island' (Miller Mobley/FOX)



Playing around the themes of 'what if', 'Fantasy Island' is where all your dreams can turn into realities. With Elena Roarke, the island stewardess at the helm, the island seems like heaven on earth. But unfortunately, everything comes with a price and the inhabitants will soon find out that there is more to this perfect place than meets the eye. 



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