Palm Springs Writer Preps Mystery Series for Peacock


Peacock has ordered The Resort, a multigenerational exploration of love, marriage and family vacations that is set against the backdrop of the Mayan Riviera’s most bizarre unsolved mysteries.

The series is produced by UCP. Andy Siara, who wrote the film Palm Springs, will write and executive produce the series alongside Allison Miller. Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot), via his overall deal with UCP, and Chad Hamilton of Esmail Corp, via Anonymous Content, serve as executive producers.

Sarah Matte of Esmail Corp serves as co-executive producer.

“Andy and Esmail Corp have a distinct point of view exploring off-kilter, genre-bending storytelling that is infused with humanity and compelling characters,” said Lisa Katz, president of scripted content at NBC Universal Television and Streaming. “The Resort has everything viewers are looking for in their next escape drama—thrill, mystery, love and a tropical backdrop.”

Beatrice Springborn, president of UCP, added: “The Resort is a dream-come-true collaboration between Andy and Esmail Corp, two creative forces who from Palm Springs to Mr. Robot have continued to reinvent and subvert genre with heart. By combining an unsolved crime investigation with an exploration of marriage in a tropical location, they have designed a show for the Peacock audience that is fresh, fun and relatable.”