Based on the characters from 2017’s How to Be a Latin Lover; Acapulco tells the story of twenty-something Máximo Gallardo (Enrique Arrizon). His 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. 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 premieres on October 8th on Apple TV+.

The series is told in English and Spanish. And although it is a warm and authentic representation of Mexican culture and comedy, it’s definitely a show that is relatable to and for everyone. The series has a sweet and funny way of discussing social and economic disparities. We sat down with Eugenio Debrez and Enrique Arrizon to talk about this and what makes Maximo such an interesting character. During our interview with Derbez, he told us “I try to write about things that bother me. Everything that bothers me is what becomes a funny sketch later on.”

We also sat down and spoke to supporting cast members Fernando Carsa and Camila Perez. We discussed what it was like bringing the 80s back to life and what they thought were the most inspirational things about their characters.

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