The Good Place‘s William Jackson Harper and Mystic Quest‘s Parvesh Cheena have joined the cast of Peacock’s The Resort. They join newly announced cast members Cristin Milioti (Made for Love, Palm Springs), Skyler Gisondo (The Righteous Gemstones, Licorice Pizza), and Ben Sinclair (High Maintenance, Dave).
Andy Siara (Palm Springs, Lodge 49) will write and executive produce and serve as showrunner. The Resort is described as “a multi-generational, coming-of-age love story disguised as a fast-paced mystery about the disappointment of time. An anniversary trip puts a marriage to the test when the couple finds themselves embroiled in one of the Mayan Riviera’s most bizarre unsolved mysteries that took place fifteen years prior.”
Previously announced cast members include Luis Gerardo Méndez, Nina Bloomgarden, Gabriela Cartol and recurring guest stars Debby Ryan, Dylan Baker, Michael Hitchcock and Becky Ann Baker.
Read details about the characters below.
NEW SERIES LEADS
WILLIAM JACKSON HARPER (Love Life, The Underground Railroad) will play Noah, also a teacher, but unlike Emma, Noah seems perfectly content floating through the mundane reality of his existence.
CRISTIN MILIOTI (Made for Love, Palm Springs) will play Emma, a high school teacher at a plateau in her monotonous marriage with Noah. They’re celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary when they’re pulled into this mystery together.
SKYLER GISONDO (The Righteous Gemstones, Licorice Pizza) will play Sam. Sam is on vacation with his parents and girlfriend in 2007 at the Oceana Vista Resort.
NEW RECURRING GUEST STARS
BEN SINCLAIR (High Maintenance, Dave) will play Alex, a resort owner.
PARVESH CHEENA (Mythic Quest, Outsourced) will play Ted, who’s here on vacation with his husband, also named Ted.
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED SERIES LEADS
LUIS GERARDO MÉNDEZ (Narcos: Mexico, Murder Mystery) will play Baltasar Frías, the head of security at the Oceana Vista Resort in 2007.
NINA BLOOMGARDEN (Hot Pink, Jane) will play Violet Thompson, who is vacationing with her father and his girlfriend at the Oceana Visa Resort.
GABRIELA CARTOL (La Camarista, Hernán) will play Luna, the concierge at Emma and Noah’s resort.
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED RECURRING GUEST STARS
DEBBY RYAN (Insatiable) will play Sam’s girlfriend, Hannah.
DYLAN BAKER (Happiness) will play Sam’s dad, Carl.
MICHAEL HITCHCOCK (Black Monday, Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar) will play Ted, who’s here on vacation with his husband, also named Ted.
BECKY ANN BAKER (Girls, Freaks and Geeks) will play Sam’s mom, Jan.
The series is produced by UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group. Siara executive produces alongside Sam Esmail, via his overall deal with UCP, and Chad Hamilton, via Anonymous Content. Allison Miller will serve as Executive Producer. Sarah Matte of Esmail Corp serves as Co-Executive Producer. Ben Sinclair will also direct and executive produce episodes 1-4.