'The Resort' on Peacock: Cast, date, plot and all the latest buzz about the mystery comedy
Peacock is back with another brand-new show 'The Resort', a mystery-comedy that will premiere on July 28. The premiere will consist of the first three episodes, and the rest of the eight-episode season will be released weekly on Thursdays.
William Jackson Harper ('Love Life') and Cristin Milioti ('How I Met Your Mother') star as married couple Noah and Emma, a pair of married schoolteachers whose love life is complicated. They take a trip together for their 10th anniversary and find themselves caught up in a bizarre unsolved mystery. The eight-episode series is described as “a multi-generational, coming-of-age love story disguised as a fast-paced mystery about the disappointment of time.” Production took place in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico. Andy Siara who wrote the Hulu movie 'Palm Springs', which also costarred Milioti serves as writer, showrunner and executive producer.
When does 'The Resort' release and where can you watch it?
'The Resort' will premiere on Thursday, July 28, on Peacock. The premiere will consist of the first three episodes, with remaining episodes debuting each Thursday after that.
What is 'The Resort' all about?
The official synopsis of the show states, "A multi-generational, coming-of-age love story disguised as a fast-paced mystery about the disappointment of time. An anniversary trip puts a marriage to the test when the couple finds themselves embroiled in one of the Yucatan’s most bizarre unsolved mysteries that took place fifteen years prior."
Who stars in 'The Resort'?
Cristin Milioti as Emma
Cristin is famous for playing Tracy McConnell on the hit sitcom 'How I Met Your Mother' from 2013 to 2014, and for her work in theater productions such as 'That Face', 'Stunning', and the Tony Award-winning musical 'Once', for which she was awarded a Grammy Award and was nominated for a Tony Award. She has appeared in films such as 'The Wolf of Wall Street '(2013),'Breakable You'(2017), and 'Palm Springs'(2020) . She played Hazel in the HBO Max comedy series 'Made for Love' (2021).
The other cast members include William Jackson Harper as Noah, Nick Offerman ('Parks and Recreation') and Nina Bloomgarden ('Hot Pink') as father-and-daughter vacationers Murray and Violet, along with Skyler Gisondo ('The Righteous Gemstones') as Sam and Debby Ryan ('Insatiable') as his girlfriend Hannah.
Screenwriter Andy Siara serves as executive producer, as well as showrunner and writer, alongside Sam Esmail and Chad Hamilton of Esmail Corp. He is joined as showrunner and executive producer by Allison Miller with Sarah Matte as co-executive producer for Esmail Corp. Ben Sinclair ('High Maintenance') is directing episodes 1-4 as well as executive producing.
In discussing the inspiration for the series, showrunner Siara said: “When I was much younger and had more energy, I wanted to make a big summer movie with mystery, detectives, adventure, comedy, tragedy, romance, a natural disaster, plus a dose of the surreal and existential and ideally it would have been for Universal. That didn’t happen. But now, many years later, we have The Resort… and it’s kind of a big summer movie with all of those things… just split into 8 half-hour episodes on Peacock, which is kind of like the sibling of Universal, so it all came together in the end.”
Siara also spoke to the story at the core of 'The Resort', adding: “Moving on, The Resort is about a lot of things. There are big swings, and little swings. It’s someone looking back on their life and trying to remember the good times, mixed with a 5-year-old playing with toys in the backyard. It never takes itself too seriously, but sometimes it gets pretty serious. I guess, at its core, it’s about people who want to go back to a time in life when things seemed a bit easier, before the hard parts of life keep piling up. It’s about people who are trying to recapture that feeling of home. And within that, there’s a big mystery.”
The Trailer for 'The Resort' has not released yet. Stay tuned to this space for more updates.