To celebrate the release of Acapulco, the new series coming to Apple TV+ this week, we had the pelasure of chatting with some of the show’s cast and take a trip back to the 1980s.
Told from the perspective of his present-day self, “Acapulco” tells the story of twenty-something Máximo Gallardo (Enrique Arrizon), whose dream comes true when he gets the job of a lifetime as a cabana boy at the hottest resort in Acapulco. He soon realizes the job is far more complicated than he ever imagined and in order to succeed, he must learn to navigate a demanding clientele, a mercurial mentor, and a complicated home life, without losing his way to shortcuts or temptations. The series takes place in 1984, with Derbez narrating and playing the present-day version of the main character, Máximo Gallardo.
Chatting with stars Eugenio Derbez, Enrique Arrizon, Jessica Collins, Chord Overstreet, Fernando Carsa & Camila Perez, we talk about the 80s – music, clothes and garish colours – the importance of representation and celebrating culture and where we come from, comedy during dark times and why Grease really is the word.
You can watch all our interviews below:
Acapulco begins on Apple TV+ on October 8th.