Apple Inks Deal for English/Spanish Comedy 'Acapulco'
Apple has picked up "Acapulco," an upcoming Apple TV+ Spanish and English-language comedy that is based on the 2017 movie "How to Be a Latin Lover." The TV series will star Eugenio Derbez, who was also in the movie.
"Acapulco" will feature half-hour episodes focusing on the story of a young Mexican man who gets his dream job at the hottest resort in the city. He soon realizes the job is more complicated than he imagined, and his beliefs and morals start to be questioned.
The show takes place in 1984 with Derbez narrating and playing the present day version of the character.
The series was created by Austin Winsberg (known for "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist"), Eduardo Cisneros (known for "Half Brothers" and "Instructions Not Included"), and Jason Shuman (known for "Role Models").
"Acapulco" is one of several international Apple Original TV shows, joining action-thriller "Echo 3" set in South America, "Pachinko" based on the novel by Min Jin Lee, and espionage thriller "Slow Horses."
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Derbez made a few decently funny shows back in the day in Mexico but has now been swallowed whole by Hollywood and the small establishment of old farts in charge of financing these rinse and repeat soap opera style productions...
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and many other bona fide successes for Apple.
And people on this forum had the same snap negative first impressions then as they do now. And they were wrong then. Let's see how this looks when it's finally released.
Eugenio Derbez is the worst comedy actor I have ever seen. When in SA I saw constant trailers for the film No Se and it looked appalling.
This will be low brow slap stick rubbish.