'Fantasy Island' Teaser Trailer Gives Off 'Black Mirror' Vibes
- Category: Coming Soon
- Published: Tuesday, 13 July 2021 23:55
FOX is reviving the classic 70s show Fantasy Island with Roselyn Sanchez playing a descendant of Ricardo Montalban's Mr. Roarke. Donning a white suit like the iconic host, the new trailer reveals the show may take a darker tone than the original. If this revival goes the way of Black Mirror, sign me up. Watch below.
Kiara Barnes and John Gabriel Rodriquez will be series regulars along with Sanchez. No doubt each episode will have new guests with Bellamy Young, Dave Annable, and Odette Annable listed as guest stars.
Fantasy Island premieres August 10 at 9/8c on FOX.
This August, FOX travels to FANTASY ISLAND, with an all-new version of the classic show. 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. 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. Serving as steward of this mysterious island is ELENA ROARKE (Roselyn Sanchez, “Devious Maids,” “Grand Hotel”), a descendant of the iconic Mr. Roarke. Elena set aside her own ambitions, and even the love of her life, to uphold her family’s legacy. Sophisticated, insightful and always charming, her calm exterior masks the challenges of the responsibilities she has assumed. Assisting Elena is RUBY OKORO (Kiara Barnes, “The Bold and the Beautiful”), a young woman with an old soul who arrives on Fantasy Island with a terminal illness and is given a new lease on life there; and pilot JAVIER (John Gabriel Rodriquez, “Miranda’s Rights,” “Rosewood”), who also is the head of island transportation and a jack of all trades. The all-new version of the classic show from Sony Pictures Television, Gemstone Studios and FOX Entertainment will premiere Tuesday, Aug. 10 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Production is currently underway on location in Puerto Rico.