Acapulco
GenreComedy
Created by
  • Austin Winsberg
  • Eduardo Cisneros
  • Jason Shuman
Inspired byHow to Be a Latin Lover
Directed byRichard Shepard
Starring
Narrated byEugenio Derbez
Original languages
  • Spanish
  • English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes12
Production
Executive producers
  • Eugenio Derbez
  • Austin Winsberg
  • Chris Harris
  • Benjamin Odell
  • Eric Tannenbaum
  • Kim Tannenbaum
  • Eduardo Cisneros
  • Jason Shuman
  • Jay Karas
  • Paul Presburger
  • Richard Shepard
Production locationMexico
CinematographyEduardo Enrique Mayén
Animators
  • Boxel Studios
  • AB Studios
Editors
  • David Dean
  • John Smithee
Running time30 minutes
Production companies
DistributorApple Inc.
Release
Original networkApple TV+
Original releaseOctober 8, 2021 (2021-10-08) –
present (present)

Acapulco is a Spanish and English-language comedy television series created by Austin Winsberg, Eduardo Cisneros, and Jason Shuman, inspired by How to Be a Latin Lover (2017). The series premiered on Apple TV+ on October 8, 2021. In March 2022, the series was renewed for a second season, which premiered on October 21, 2022.[1][2]

Cast

Main

NOTE

Recurring

Guest stars

Episodes

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
First releasedLast released
110October 8, 2021 (2021-10-08)December 3, 2021 (2021-12-03)
210October 21, 2022 (2022-10-21)December 16, 2022 (2022-12-16)

Season 1 (2021)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
11"Pilot"Richard ShepardAustin Winsberg and Eduardo Cisneros & Jason ShumanOctober 8, 2021 (2021-10-08)
When he's hired at Acapulco's hottest resort, Maximo thinks he's scored his dream job-but quickly learns there's more to it than he thought.
22"Jessie's Girl"Jay KarasMichael Lisbe & Nate RegerOctober 8, 2021 (2021-10-08)
Maximo strives to master the art of the upsell while attempting to help a wealthy man propose to his girlfriend.
33"Invisible Touch"Jay KarasMichael Colton & John AboudOctober 15, 2021 (2021-10-15)
Don Pablo teaches Maximo how to become an elite waiter so he can work an important dinner. Julia tries to impress a fashion editor.
44"Crazy Little Thing Called Love"Roberto SneiderBecky Mann & Audra SielaffOctober 22, 2021 (2021-10-22)
A pop superstar staying at the resort takes an interest in Julia, which concerns Maximo. Nora goes on her first date in a long time.
55"All Night Long"Roberto SneiderMara Vargas JacksonOctober 29, 2021 (2021-10-29)
Maximo and Chad go on an all-night journey outside the resort, while the staff must come together for a never-ending wedding reception.
66"Uptown Girl"Dean HollandEduardo Cisneros & Jason ShumanNovember 5, 2021 (2021-11-05)
Maximo has a magical dream date with an American tourist. Memo bonds with his coworkers over a soccer game.
77"For Your Eyes Only"Jay KarasTamara YajiaNovember 12, 2021 (2021-11-12)
When he learns that an eye doctor is staying at the resort, Maximo sneaks Nora in for the day. Diane discovers problems with the hotel.
88"Time After Time"Jay KarasEddie QuintanaNovember 19, 2021 (2021-11-19)
As Diane shows a group of journalists a photo exhibit of Las Colinas' history, the story of Don Pablo's long tenure at the resort is revealed.
99"The Most Wonderful Time of the Year"Tristram ShapeeroJoe CristalliNovember 25, 2021 (2021-11-25)
Chaos erupts at the Christmas staff dinner when Maximo and Memo's plans backfire. Julia pieces together the truth behind her birthday gift.
1010"You Should Hear How She Talks About You"Tristram ShapeeroChris HarrisDecember 3, 2021 (2021-12-03)
Season finale. Las Colinas hosts a big New Year's Eve bash. Maximo tries to dazzle Diane so he'll earn a promotion. Chad makes a bold gesture.

Season 2 (2022)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [4]
111"Break My Stride"Jay KarasAustin WinsbergOctober 21, 2022 (2022-10-21)
Maximo is determined to start the new year with a clean slate; Julia struggles with Chad's surprise proposal.
122"Hit Me With Your Best Shot"Jay KarasJonathan Green & Gabe MillerOctober 21, 2022 (2022-10-21)
Desperate to pay off his family's debt, Maximo seizes an opportunity to wait on rival tennis stars; Diane tries to derail Julia and Chad's nuptials.
133"Glory Days"Nicole Treston AbranianJoe CristalliOctober 28, 2022 (2022-10-28)
Maximo gets swept up in a busy night with Isabel's family. Chad's fraternity brothers surprise him.
144"Love Is A Battlefield"Nicole Treston AbranianTamara YajiaNovember 4, 2022 (2022-11-04)
On Valentine's Day, Maximo and Julia have to decorate a romantic suite together; Memo and Lorena beg Lupe to let them spend time alone.
155"We Don’t Need Another Hero"Victor Nelli, Jr.Mara Vargas JacksonNovember 11, 2022 (2022-11-11)
Maximo takes Memo to a club to find his favorite soccer star. Sara spends an eventful night at Las Colinas.
166"Hollywood Nights"Jay KarasEduardo Cisneros & Jason ShumanNovember 18, 2022 (2022-11-18)
Diane’s past catches up with her as Las Colinas hosts the wrap party for a big Hollywood movie. Maximo faces a moral dilemma.
177"Always Something There to Remind Me"Victor Nelli, Jr.Eddie QuintanaNovember 23, 2022 (2022-11-23)
Chaos ensues on the night of Chad and Julia’s joint bachelor and bachelorette party.

Production

Development

In December 2020, Apple gave a series order for Acapulco, created by Austin Winsberg, Eduardo Cisneros, and Jason Shuman with inspiration from the 2017 film How to Be a Latin Lover. Winsberg is said to be the showrunner, along with Chris Harris, who are both executive producing along with Shuman, Cisneros, Eugenio Derbez, Benjamin Odell, Eric Tannenbaum, and Kim Tannenbaum.[5]

Originally, Gaz Alazraki was set to executive produce and direct the pilot episode, but in March 2021, it was reported that Richard Shepard would instead direct the pilot.[5][6]

The series premiered on Apple TV+ on October 8, 2021.[7] On March 4, 2022, Apple renewed the series for a second season, which will premiere on October 21, 2022.[1][2]

Casting

When the series was ordered in December 2020, Eugenio Derbez was announced as headlining.[5] In March 2021, Enrique Arrizon, Raphael Alejandro, Damián Alcázar, and Camila Perez joined the cast.[6] Additionally, Jessica Collins, Chord Overstreet, Vanessa Bauche, Rafael Cebrián, Fernando Carsa, and Regina Reynoso joined in April 2021.[8]

Filming

Production began on April 7, 2021, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and wrapped filming on June 20, 2021.[9][10]

Reception

On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 100% of 15 critics' reviews are positive, with an average rating of 7.4/10. The website's consensus reads, "Buoyed by its talented ensemble and smart, genial humor, Acapulco is as sweetly nostalgic as it is utterly charming."[11]

References

  1. ^ a b Cordero, Rosy (March 4, 2022). "'Acapulco' Renewed For Season 2 At Apple TV+". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 4, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Apple TV+ Announces Critically-Acclaimed Bilingual Comedy Series "Acapulco" to Return for Second Season on Friday, October 21" (Press release). Apple. August 26, 2022. Retrieved August 30, 2022 – via The Futon Critic.
  3. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13567344/fullcredits[user-generated source]
  4. ^ "Shows A-Z – Acapulco on Apple TV+". The Futon Critic. Retrieved October 21, 2022.
  5. ^ a b c Andreeva, Nellie (December 1, 2020). "Eugenio Derbez To Star In Apple TV+ Bilingual Comedy Series Inspired By 'How to Be A Latin Lover' Movie". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on December 1, 2020. Retrieved March 31, 2021.
  6. ^ a b Del Rosario, Alexandra (March 31, 2021). "'Acapulco': Enrique Arrizon, Damian Alcázar, Camila Perez & Raphael Alejandro Join Apple Comedy Series, Richard Shepard To Direct". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on March 31, 2021. Retrieved March 31, 2021.
  7. ^ "Apple's Bilingual Comedy Series "Acapulco," Starring Eugenio Derbez, to Make Global Debut Friday, October 8 on Apple TV+" (Press release). Apple Inc. September 15, 2021 – via The Futon Critic.
  8. ^ Petski, Denise (April 13, 2021). "'Acapulco': Jessica Collins, Chord Overstreet Among Six Cast In Apple Comedy Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 13, 2021.
  9. ^ "Acapulco - Production". Variety Insight. Archived from the original on April 25, 2021. Retrieved April 25, 2021.
  10. ^ Reynoso, Regina [@reginareynoso11] (June 20, 2021). "Its a wrap 💓🎞🎞🎞🎞 Words cant even explain how thankfulll i am. Gracias. Amigos los amo mucho!!! #ACAPULCO #season1 #comingsoon". Retrieved June 29, 2021 – via Instagram.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ "Acapulco: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved November 21, 2021.