Peacock has given a series order to The Resort, a true-crime comedy from writer Andy Siara (Palm Springs), according to Variety. Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot) will executive produce the eight-episode series.
Variety reports that The Resort is “a darkly comic multi-generational exploration of love, marriage, and family vacations, set amidst one of the Mayan Riviera’s most bizarre unsolved mysteries.”
Siara is slated to write and executive produce the series with Allison Miller (showrunner of Peacock’s Angelyne), according to Variety. Esmail and Chad Hamilton (Homecoming) join them as executive producers through their production company Esmail Corp, which has an overall deal with Universal Content Productions (UCP).
“Andy and Esmail Corp have a distinct point of view exploring off-kilter, genre-bending storytelling that is infused with humanity and compelling characters,” said Lisa Katz, President, Scripted Content, NBC Universal Television and Streaming, via Variety. “The Resort has everything viewers are looking for in their next escape drama – thrill, mystery, love and a tropical backdrop.”
“The Resort is a dream-come-true collaboration between Andy and Esmail Corp, two creative forces who from Palm Springs to Mr. Robot have continued to reinvent and subvert genre with heart. By combining an unsolved crime investigation with an exploration of marriage in a tropical location, they have designed a show for the Peacock audience that is fresh, fun and relatable,” added Beatrice Springborn, President of UCP, via Variety.
Siara is best known as the screenwriter of Hulu’s Palm Springs, which was released to much acclaim last year. He was a writer on AMC’s Lodge 49 and performs with his brother in the indie punk band The Henry Clay People.