In the ever-emulative industry of one of the favorite sources of entertainment, television, another remake of another classic series is getting taking formation. The Fox network has recently reportedly ordered a “Fantasy Island” reboot, that is going to be based on the original series from the year 1970.
It starred Ricardo Montalbán as the mysterious Mr. Roarke and Hervé Villechaize as his trusted assistant Tattoo. This dynamic duo offers guests a chance to live out their fantasies on the titular island for a price they may not have expected.
Created by Gene Levitt, the original Aaron Spelling-produced series ran on ABC from the year 1977 to the year 1984 and became a super hit for the network’s Saturday night prime-time block, which also included the tourist-friendly fave “The Love Boat.”
Like the cruise ship-centered one-hour show, television viewers reveled at its weekly lineup of celebrity guest stars. So now, apparently, “Fantasy Island” will be opened for business to a new generation of viewers.
Fantasy Island | Fox Reportedly Working On Its Reboot
According to some of the really trustable sources of ours, the contemporary reboot will be helmed by Liz Craft and Sarah Fain, the producers behind ABC’s 2019 OJ Simpson-inspired anthology drama “The Fix.”
The new series has been already described as a “ modern semi-anthology series” and will be following guests on the mysterious island as they dive into the “what if” questions, both big and small. The trade outlet reports that it’s slated for a straight-to-series full order.
The new “Fantasy Island” will be the third reboot of the original; Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Pictures delivered a good pre-pandemic horror film rendition in the month of February, and a Malcolm McDowell remake lasted one season on ABC in the year 1998.
The original “Fantasy Island” ran on ABC for seven seasons and 152 episodes from 1978-1984, with two TV movies released in the year 1977. The show starred Ricardo Montalbán as the island’s proprietor, Mr. Roarke, and Hervé Villechaize as his assistant, Tattoo.
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