Roselyn Sanchez (“Devious Maids,” “Grand Hotel”) is set to play the lead character of Elena Roarke, a descendant of Ricardo Montalban’s original Mr. Roarke, in the modern update of the classic series “Fantasy Island” for FOX.
Scoring a straight to series order and set to premiere August 10th, the story unfolds at a luxury resort where literally any fantasy requested by guests is fulfilled, though they rarely turn out as expected.
Each episode will tell emotional, provocative stories about people who arrive with dreams and desires and depart enlightened and transformed through the magical realism of Fantasy Island.
Elena is a woman who set aside her own ambitions and the love of her life to uphold her family’s legacy. Sophisticated, insightful and charming, her calm exterior masks the challenges of the responsibilities she has assumed as the steward of this mysterious island.
Also starring as regulars are Kiara Barnes as Ruby Okoro, a young woman with an old soul who arrives on Fantasy Island with a terminal illness and is given a new lease on life, and John Gabriel Rodriquez as island’s head of transportation, pilot and jack of all trades.
Filming is already underway in Puerto Rico with Liz Craft and Sarah Fain executive producing. All seven seasons of the original will be available on Tubi starting May 1st.
Source: The Live Feed