Apple TV Plus inks deal for Spanish comedy ‘Acapulco’ starring Eugenio Derbez

Apple TV Plus is expanding its international offerings with a new bilingual show ‘Acapulco’ based on the 2017 movie “How to Be a Latin Lover.” The series is set to feature both English and Spanish language and will star Eugenio Derbez.

The show comes from creators Austin Winsberg (“Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”), Eduardo Cisneros (“Instructions Not Included,” “Half Brothers”), and Jason Shuman (“Role Models,” “Half Brothers”). Gaz Alazraki (“Nosotros Los Nobles,” “Club de Cuervos”) will direct and executive produce the pilot.

Apple TV Plus inks deal for Spanish comedy ‘Acapulco’ starring Eugenio Derbez

Produced for Apple by Lionsgate Television, the show is set in 1984 Acapulco and will follow a young Mexican man as he gets the job of a lifetime. From Apple’s press release:

“In “Acapulco,” a young Mexican man’s dream comes true when he gets the job of a lifetime at the hottest resort in Acapulco. But he soon realizes the job is far more complicated than he ever imagined as all of his beliefs and morals start to be questioned. The show takes place in 1984 with Eugenio Derbez narrating and playing the present-day version of the main character.”

Eugenio Derbez and Ben Odell will serve as executive producers on behalf of 3Pas Studios, and Eric and Kim Tannenbaum will executive produce and Jason Wang co-executive produce on behalf of The Tannenbaum Company. No official release date has been set for the show this far but viewers will need an Apple TV Plus subscription to enjoy it when it arrives.

For $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial, Apple TV Plus is available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple TV via the Apple TV app. It is also compatible with selected Samsung and LG smart TVs, Roku devices, Amazon Fire TV, and tv.apple.com.

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