Peacock put the casting for The resort, a true love story Palm Springs the writer Andy Siara, Mister Robot creator Sam Esmail and UCP. Luis Gerard Mendez (Narcos: Mexico, murder and mystery), Nina Bloomgarden (Hot pink, Jane) and Gabriela Cartol (La Camarista, Hernan) are defined as series regulars, and Debby Ryan (Insatiable), Dylan Baker (Joy), Michael Hitchcock (Black Monday, Barb & Star go to Vista Del Mar) and Becky Ann Baker (Girls, Freaks and Geeks) will recur in the overall series.
Written by Siara, The complex is a multigenerational coming-of-age love story disguised as a fast-paced mystery about the disappointment of time. An anniversary trip puts a marriage to the test when the couple become embroiled in one of the Riviera Maya’s most bizarre unsolved mysteries that took place fifteen years before.
Méndez will play Baltasar Frías, the head of security at the Oceana Vista Resort in 2007. He’s always in detective mode, quietly suspicious of any activity, and somehow connected to all the unusual happenings of 2007.
Bloomgarden will play Violet Thompson, who is vacationing with her dad and girlfriend at the Oceana Visa Resort.
Cartol is Luna, Emma and Noah’s resort janitor. Before becoming a concierge, Luna was a housekeeper at the Oceana Vista Resort in 2007 before its abrupt closure.
Ryan will return as Sam’s girlfriend, Hannah; Baker as Sam’s father, Carl Knowlston; Hitchcock will play Ted, who is here on vacation with her husband, also named Ted, and Baker will play Sam’s mother, Jan Knowlston.
The series is produced by UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group and Esmail Corp. Siara will write and executive produce the series alongside Allison Miller. Esmail, through his overall deal with UCP, and Esmail Corp’s Chad Hamilton, through Anonymous Content, serve as executive producers. Sarah Matte of Esmail Corp is co-executive producer. Ben Sinclair will also direct and produce Episodes 1-4.
Siara is also the writer and co-producer of Peacock and UCP’s upcoming limited series. angelyne with Emmy Rossum (Shameless) with the title role.
Mendez is represented by WME, Good Management and attorney Richard Genow. Bloomgarden is replaced by Innovative Artists and Grandview. Cartol is replaced by Jerry ML and Lizzy Cancino. Hitchcock is replaced by UTA. Baker is replaced by BRS/Gage Talent Agency.