William Jackson Harper, Cristin Millioti and Nick Offerman star in The Resort, a new dark comedy from the writers of Mr Robot and Palm Springs
The Resort, a new mystery thriller set in Mexico, arrives at Peacock in the UK on Friday July 29.
The series, which stars William Jackson Harper and Cristin Millioti as a married couple, was created by Sam Esmail (Mr Robot) and Andy Siara (Palm Springs).
Here’s everything you need to know about The Resort.
What is The Resort about?
The Resort is about Noah and Emma, two married teachers on vacation to celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary. While in the Riviera Maya, they are slowly drawn into the mystery of a disappearance that happened fifteen years ago – and their attempts to solve this mystery put even more strain on their already troubled marriage.
Peacock’s official description of the series describes it as “a multi-generational coming-of-age love story disguised as a fast-paced mystery about the disappointment of time”.
Who plays in The Resort?
William Jackson Harper stars as Noah, a teacher who feels happy in his marriage. Harper is best known for playing Chidi Anagonye in The Good Place, Mike Schur’s philosophical afterlife comedy, but you might also know him from the romantic comedy Love Life, Charlie Brooker’s satire Death to 2021 , Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of The Underground Railroad, and the movie Midsommar.
Cristin Millioti stars as Emma, a teacher who feels like her marriage is stalling. Millioti appeared in Black Mirror, the time-loop film Palm Springs, the satirical sci-fi Made for Love and Charlie Brooker’s Death to 2021, but she is perhaps best known for playing the mother in How I Met Your Mother. .
Nick Offerman plays Murray Thompson. Offerman is best known for playing Ron Swanson in Parks and Recreation, but you might also know him from Fargo, Devs, The Founder, or Hotel Transylvania 2.
They are joined by Debby Ryan (Jessie), Skyler Gisondo (Licorice Pizza), Luis Gerardo Méndez (The Noble Family), married couple Dylan and Becky Ann Baker (The Good Wife; Girls) and Parvesh Cheena (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend). among others.
Who writes and directs The Resort?
The series was co-created by Sam Esmail, best known as the showrunner of Mr Robot, and Andy Siara, best known for writing the movie Palm Springs (which also starred Millioti).
Siara wrote the first four episodes of The Resort, which are directed by Ben Sinclair (High Maintenance, Betty, Dave).
Is there a trailer for The Resort?
Yes there is! You can watch it here.
When and how can I watch The Resort?
In the UK, The Resort arrives at Peacock on Friday July 29. Peacock is available in the UK as an add-on to some Sky packages, so you’ll be able to watch it on Sky and NOW TV.
In the United States, The Resort arrives at Peacock on Thursday, July 29.
The first three episodes will be available at launch, with the remaining episodes airing weekly thereafter.
How many episodes does The Resort have?
There are eight episodes in the first series of The Resort. The first three episodes will be available at launch, with the remaining episodes airing weekly thereafter.
The final episode will air in the UK on Friday 2 September.
Where is The Resort located?
The resort is located on the Riviera Maya, in the fictional Oceana Vista resort. The Riviera Maya, as it is also called, is south of Cancun in Mexico.
The resort itself was filmed in Puerto Rico, about 2,171 km from the Riviera Maya.
Why should I watch The Resort?
It’s worth watching if you like dark comedies, if you like Harper and Millioti, or if you enjoyed The White Lotus last year.