Apple TV+ orders bilingual comedy series “Acapulco”

Apple TV+ has announced the 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.

Eugenio Derbez

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.

“Acapulco” will join a growing offering of sweeping international Apple Originals from award-winning storytellers, including “Echo 3,” a new action-thriller set entirely in South America and written by Academy Award-winning producer and writer Mark Boal; as well as new stories from the multi-Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA Award-winning director, writer, producer, cinematographer and editor Alfonso Cuarón, who currently has an overall deal to develop television projects exclusively for Apple TV+ through his production company Esperanto Filmoj. Upcoming international original series slated to premiere on Apple TV+ include “Masters of the Air,” a new limited drama series from Apple Studios and executive produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, and Tom Hanks’ and Gary Goetzman’s Playtone; “Slow Horses,” an international espionage thriller starring Academy Award winner Gary Oldman; and “Pachinko,” a highly anticipated drama series based on the acclaimed novel, written and executive produced by Soo Hugh.

Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app in over 100 countries and regions, on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung, LG, Sony and VIZIO smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices, PlayStation and Xbox consoles, and at tv.apple.com, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. Customers who purchase a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free. This special offer is good for three months after the first activation of the eligible device.

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