The critically acclaimed Apple TV+ series Acapulco returns for its second season. We spoke with Camila Perez and Chord Overstreet about what it was like preparing for their roles.

Interview with Camila Perez and Chord Overstreet

Acapulco is the story of twenty-something Máximo Gallardo (Enrique Arrizon), whose dream comes true when he scores the job of a lifetime as a cabana boy at the hottest resort in Acapulco, Las Colinas. The second season kicks off right where the last season ended with Julia (Camila Perez) and Chad (Chord Overstreet) trying to decide what their future together will be.

One of my favorite things about the first season of Acapulco was that it didn’t use overused tropes when it came to its love triangles. They steered away from villainizing any specific character. Instead, they showed how complex even the smallest side characters are. And were able to show that doing what is right, or even what is right for yourself, isn’t always easy.

When asked what they enjoyed about the way their characters were portrayed this season, they stated:

“I would just say my characters, it’s just really fun because every script they get, there’s a different level, a new level. It’s just a lot to play with. I mean, they get to go there and goof around and I’m excited to see what’s next.”

– Chord Overstreet

“For me, I think season one was kind of the presentation of Julia, but season two is like you get to see so many layers and you get to see her in so many funny situations, very dramatic situations, just rollercoasters. She gets tested a lot throughout the season. So I think that was really, really fun to play and I’m grateful for the writers that they trusted me to kind of lay all those layers.”

– Camila Perez
Camila Perez as "Julia" and Chord Overstreet as "Chad" in Acapulco Season 2. They are in the Las Colinas Kitchen. Julia and Chad are speaking to someone and chad is holding tamales in his hand.
Camila Perez as “Julia” and Chord Overstreet as “Chad” in Acapulco Season 2

About Acapulco Season 2

Set in 1985, Máximo must contend with upheaval at the resort, and unexpected problems at home. There is also a new love interest who just might rival the girl of his dreams, Julia. Under Don Pablo’s guidance, Máximo sets his eyes on one day running the entire Las Colinas operation. Meanwhile, in the present-day, Older Máximo (Eugenio Derbez) returns to Acapulco to make peace with the recent passing of Don Pablo, where he is forced to confront some unfinished business young Máximo left behind.

Season one of Acapulco is now streaming and season two debuts on October 21st on Apple TV+. 

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