Peacock’s upcoming mystery thriller “The Resort”The streamer announced on Monday that the world premiere will be held at San Diego Comic-Con. A special advance screening of the first episode will be held on Saturday, July 23, at 5:30 p.m., followed by a panel discussion with creator Andy Siara and stars William Jackson Harper, Cristin Milioti, Luis Gerardo Méndez, and Nina Bloomgarden.
Michael Schneider, Variety TV’s editor, will moderate the panel. It takes place at the Indigo Ballroom of the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel.
Siara (“Palm Springs”(executive produces “The Resort,”Sam Esmail (alongside)“Mr. Robot”). Peacock describes “The Resort”You can also use it as a “multi-generational, 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 finds themselves embroiled in one of the Mayan Riviera’s most bizarre unsolved mysteries that took place fifteen years prior.”
Harper plays Noah and Milioti portrays Emma. They are both teachers celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary. Noah is described as perfectly content to float through the mundane reality of his existence, while Emma has found herself at a plateau in their marriage before they’re pulled into the Mayan mystery.
Harper (in the series) is part of an ensemble cast.“The Good Place,” “The Underground Railroad”), Milioti (“Made for Love,” “Palm Springs”), Nick Offerman (“Parks & Recreation,” “Pam & Tommy”), Skyler Gisondo (“The Righteous Gemstones,” “Licorice Pizza”), Méndez (“Narcos: Mexico,” “Murder Mystery”), Bloomgarden (“Hot Pink,” “Jane”Gabriela Cartol (“La Camarista,” “Hernán”).
Méndez plays Baltasar Frías, the head of security at the Oceana Vista Resort in 2007. He’s always in detective mode, quietly suspicious of all activity, and somehow connected to all of the unusual events in 2007. Violet Thompson, Bloomgarden’s father, is vacationing at the Oceana Visa Resort with his girlfriend. Cartol stars as Luna, the concierge at the Emma and Noah’s resort. Before becoming the concierge, Luna worked as housekeeper at Oceana Vista Resort in 2007. Murray Thompson is played by Offerman.
Debby Ryan (recurring cast) is a member of the cast“Insatiable”) plays Hannah, Sam’s girlfriend. Dylan Baker (“Happiness”) is Carl Knowlston, Sam’s dad. Becky Ann Baker“Girls,” “Freaks and Geeks”) stars as Jan Knowlston, Sam’s mom. Michael Hitchcock (“Black Monday,” “Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar”) will play Ted, who’s on vacation with his husband, who is also named Ted.
Siara, Allison Miller and Allison Miller serve as co-showrunners. Through his overall agreement with UCP, Esmail is also EP. Chad Hamilton of Esmail Corp is also EP via Anonymous Content. Sarah Matte, Esmail Corp, serves as co-executive producer. Ben Sinclair (who directed episodes 1 – 4) will serve as executive producer.
The series is produced Universal Studio Group’s UCP. Peacock will air the first three episodes on July 28, while the rest of the episodes will drop weekly every Thursday.