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 seasons1
No. of episodes10
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.[1]

Cast

Main

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Recurring

Guest stars

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [3]
1"Pilot"Richard ShepardAustin Winsberg, Eduardo Cisneros and 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.
2"Jessie's Girl"Jay KarasMichael Lisbe and 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.
3"Invisible Touch"Jay KarasMichael Colton and 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.
4"Crazy Little Thing Called Love"Roberto SneiderBecky Mann and 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.
5"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.
6"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.
7"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.
8"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.
9"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.
10"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.

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.[4]

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.[4][5]

The series premiered on Apple TV+ on October 8, 2021.[6] On March 4, 2022, Apple renewed the series for a second season.[1]

Casting

When the series was ordered in December 2020, Eugenio Derbez was announced as headlining.[4] In March 2021, Enrique Arrizon, Raphael Alejandro, Damián Alcázar, and Camila Perez joined the cast.[5] Additionally, Jessica Collins, Chord Overstreet, Vanessa Bauche, Rafael Cebrián, Fernando Carsa, and Regina Reynoso joined in April 2021.[7]

Filming

Production began on April 7, 2021, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and wrapped filming on June 20, 2021.[8][9]

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."[10]

References

  1. ^ a b Cordero, Rosy (March 4, 2022). "'Acapulco' Renewed For Season 2 At Apple TV+". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 4, 2022.
  2. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13567344/fullcredits[user-generated source]
  3. ^ "Shows A-Z – Acapulco on Apple TV+". The Futon Critic. Retrieved October 9, 2021.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ Petski, Denise (April 13, 2021). "'Acapulco': Jessica Collins, Chord Overstreet Among Six Cast In Apple Comedy Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 13, 2021.
  8. ^ "Acapulco - Production". Variety Insight. Archived from the original on April 25, 2021. Retrieved April 25, 2021.
  9. ^ 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)
  10. ^ "Acapulco: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved November 21, 2021.