The Resort: Peacock UK release date, trailer, plot, and cast with William Jackson Harper and Cristin Millioti

William Jackson Harper, Cristin Millioti, and Nick Offerman star in The Resort, a new dark comedy from the writers of Mr Robot and Palm Springs

The Resort, a new mystery thriller set in Mexico, is coming to Peacock in the UK on Friday 29 July.

The series, which stars William Jackson Harper and Cristin Millioti as a married couple, was created by Sam Esmail (Mr Robot) and Andy Siara (Palm Springs).

Here’s everything you need to know about The Resort.

What is The Resort about?

The Resort is about Noah and Emma, two married teachers holidaying to celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary. During their stay in the Mayan Riviera, they’re slowly drawn into the mystery of a disappearance that happened fifteen years ago – and their attempts to solve that mystery place further strain on their already struggling marriage.

Peacock’s official description of the series describes it as “a multi-generational, coming-of-age love story disguised as a fast-paced mystery about the disappointment of time”.

Who stars in The Resort?

Cristin Milioti as Emma and William Jackson Harper as Noah, posing for a photo in front of a sign reading ‘Bahia del Paraiso’ (Credit: Peacock)Cristin Milioti as Emma and William Jackson Harper as Noah, posing for a photo in front of a sign reading ‘Bahia del Paraiso’ (Credit: Peacock)
Cristin Milioti as Emma and William Jackson Harper as Noah, posing for a photo in front of a sign reading ‘Bahia del Paraiso’ (Credit: Peacock)

William Jackson Harper stars as Noah, a teacher who feels happy in his marriage. Harper is best known for playing Chidi Anagonye in The Good Place, the philosophical afterlife comedy from Mike Schur, but you might also know him from the romcom Love Life, the Charlie Brooker satire Death to 2021, Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of The Underground Railroad, and the film Midsommar.

Cristin Millioti stars as Emma, a teacher who feels like her marriage isn’t advancing anymore. Millioti has appeared in Black Mirror, the time-loop movie Palm Springs, the satirical sci-fi Made for Love, and Charlie Brooker’s Death to 2021, but she’s perhaps still best known for playing the Mother in How I Met Your Mother.

Nick Offerman plays Murray Thompson. Offerman is best known for playing Ron Swanson in Parks and Recreation, but you might also know him from Fargo, Devs, The Founder, or Hotel Transylvania 2.

They’re joined by Debby Ryan (Jessie), Skyler Gisondo (Licorice Pizza), Luis Gerardo Méndez (The Noble Family), married couple Dylan and Becky Ann Baker (The Good Wife; Girls), and Parvesh Cheena (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) amongst others.

Who writes and directs The Resort?

The series was co-created by Sam Esmail, best known as the showrunner of Mr Robot, and Andy Siara, best known for writing the film Palm Springs (which also starred Millioti).

Siara has written the first four episodes of The Resort, which are directed by Ben Sinclair (High Maintenance, Betty, Dave).

Is there a trailer for The Resort?

Yes, there is! You can watch it right here.

When and how can I watch The Resort?

In the UK, The Resort is coming to Peacock on Friday 29 July. Peacock is available in the UK as an extension of certain Sky packages, so you’ll be able to watch it on Sky and NOW TV.

In the US, The Resort is coming to Peacock on Thursday 29 July.

The first three episodes will be available at launch, with the remaining episodes airing weekly thereafter.

How many episodes is The Resort?

There are eight episodes in The Resort’s first series. The first three episodes will be available at launch, with the remaining episodes airing weekly thereafter.

The final episode will air in the UK on Friday 2 September.

Where is The Resort set?

The Resort is set in the Mayan Riviera, at the fictional Oceana Vista Resort. The Riviera Maya, as it’s also known, is south of Cancun in Mexico.

The Resort itself was filmed in Puerto Rico, about 2,171 km away from the Riviera Maya.

Why should I watch The Resort?

It’s one to watch if you’re fond of dark comedies, if you like Harper and Millioti, or if you enjoyed The White Lotus last year.

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