Apple’s bilingual comedy, produced by Lionsgate Television and starring Eugenio Derbez, will premiere worldwide on Friday, October 8 on Apple TV+.
Acapulco, the highly anticipated 10-episode Apple Original comedy series starring Eugenio Derbez, who is also an executive producer, will premiere globally on Friday, October 8, 2021, on Apple TV+.
The series tells the story of Máximo Gallardo (Enrique Arrizon), a twenty-something whose dream comes true when he gets his life’s job as a waiter at the most popular resort in Acapulco. He soon realizes that the job is much more complicated than he imagined and that to be successful, he will need to learn to navigate a demanding clientele, a fickle mentor, and a complicated family life, all without losing the path he has envisioned without fall into temptations or shortcuts.
The series takes place in 1984 with Derbez narrating and interpreting the current version of the main character: Máximo Gallardo.
The cast accompanying Derbez includes Enrique Arrizon, Fernando Carsa, Damián Alcázar, Camila Perez, Chord Overstreet, Vanessa Bauche, Regina Reynoso, Raphael Alejandro, Jessica Collins, Rafael Cebrián, Regina Orozco and Carlos Corona.
Coming from Lionsgate Television, the series is inspired by the 3Pas Studios and Pantelion Films blockbuster How to Be A Latin Lover and is produced for Apple by Lionsgate Television, 3Pas Studios and The Tannenbaum Company.
The series was created by Austin Winsberg, Eduardo Cisneros, and Jason Shuman; Winsberg serves as showrunner alongside Chris Harris. Winsberg, Cisneros, Shuman and Harris are also executive producers. Richard Shepard directs and is executive producer of the pilot and Jay Karas is producer and director. In addition to starring, Derbez is an executive producer alongside Ben Odell and co-producer Sonia Gambaro of 3Pas Studios. Eric and Kim Tannenbaum produce and Jason Wang co-produces on behalf of The Tannenbaum Company.