Apple TV+ announced a series order for “Acapulco,” a new Spanish and English language half-hour comedy series from creators Austin Winsberg, Eduardo Cisneros and Jason Shuman, with Eugenio Derbez attached to star and executive produce. Gaz Alazraki will direct and executive produce the pilot.
Hailing from Lionsgate Television, the series is inspired by 3Pas Studios and Pantelion Films’ box office hit “How to Be A Latin Lover” and will be produced for Apple by Lionsgate Television, 3Pas Studios and The Tannenbaum Company. Austin Winsberg will serve as showrunner and Chris Harris will co-showrun alongside Winsberg.
In “Acapulco,” a young Mexican man’s dream comes true when he gets the job of a lifetime at the hottest resort in Acapulco. But he soon realizes the job is far more complicated than he ever imagined as all of his beliefs and morals start to be questioned. The show takes place in 1984 with Eugenio Derbez narrating and playing the present-day version of the main character.
Eugenio Derbez and Ben Odell serve as executive producers on behalf of 3Pas Studios, Eric and Kim Tannenbaum will executive produce and Jason Wang co-executive produce on behalf of The Tannenbaum Company. Austin Winsberg, Jason Shuman, Eduardo Cisneros and Chris Harris also serve as executive producers on the project.