Fox keeps Fantasy Island open for business. Not only has the remake been renewed for a second season in 2022, but fans will also return to the iconic location even earlier with a two-hour holiday special next month, TVLine has learned.
Titled “Welcome to the Snowball”, the celebratory episode (December 21, 8 / 7c) guest stars Lindsey Kraft (Grace and Frankie) as a businesswoman whose “fantasy of a perfect Christmas and encounter’ Mr. Right ‘tries Roarke in unexpected ways. Meanwhile, Jones is facing his past, while a new tradition of Secret Santa has Ruby and Javier looking to the future, ”according to the official logline. Additional guest stars include Eddie Cahill (CSI: NY) as “Mr. Right” and Mackenzie Astin (Scandal) as Mr. Jones.
“Thanks to the wonderful Roselyn Sanchez and charming Kiara Barnes and to the engaging stories that touched the core dogmas of emotion and aspiration, Fantasy Island was the perfect wish fulfillment and escape we all needed this summer, ”says Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn. “Liz Craft, Sarah Fain and everyone at Sony and Gemstone did a great job in this series and, like all good things, it left us wanting more. We’re so happy to have Elena Roarke, Ruby Akuda and everyone on Fantasy Island reopening their a world for a short visit this winter and for a longer stay next year. ”
“We’re excited to be back for Season Two!” adds Gemstone Studios EVP Marie Jacobson. “Liz, Sarah, Roselyn and all Fantasy Island family reimagined this fabulous IP and gave it only the modern feminine style it needed to resonate with audiences around the world. We are so proud of the show and grateful for our stellar partners at Fox. “
Fantasy Island stars Sanchez (Cunning Maids) as Elena Roarke, the great-granddaughter of the iconic housekeeper of the original series. Barnes joins her (The Bold and the Beautiful) as Ruby Akuda, who became Elena’s deputy commander after coming to the island as a guest, and John Gabriel Rodriquez (If Loving You Is Wrong) like Javier, the island’s transport chief – and Elena’s co-workers with benefits. The restart was developed by Craft and Fain.
The show’s first season featured a number of famous guest stars, including Bellamy Young (Scandal), Odette Annable (Super girl), Dave Annable (Brothers & Sisters) and Leslie Jordan (Will & Grace). One episode gave us a Melrose Place reunion, with island guests played by Laura Leighton, Josie Bissett and Daphne Zuniga. Even Sanchez’s real-life husband, The RookieEric Winter, got into the action as one of the show’s many fantasy seekers.
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