Fantasy Island (2021 TV series)

Fantasy Island (stylized as FANTASY ISL∀ND[1]) is an American fantasy drama television series created by Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain for Fox. It is a sequel to the original Fantasy Island television series. The series premiered on August 10, 2021. A behind-the-scenes special titled Welcome to the New Fantasy Island aired on August 8, 2021, two days before the premiere.[2] In September 2021, it was reported that discussions about a second season were taking place.[3]

Fantasy Island
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Genre
Based onFantasy Island
by Gene Levitt
Developed byElizabeth Craft & Sarah Fain
Starring
Theme music composerLaurence Rosenthal
ComposerGenevieve Vincent
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Production
Executive producers
  • Adam Kane
  • Anne Clements
  • Elizabeth Craft & Sarah Fain
ProducerFrances Lausell
Cinematography
  • Sonnel Velázquez
  • Santiago Benet Mari
Editors
  • Kevin Armstrong
  • David Michael Maurer
  • Waldemar Centeno
  • Raul Marchand
  • Pedro Muñiz
Running time42–43 minutes
Production companies
Distributor
Release
Original networkFox
Original releaseAugust 10, 2021 (2021-08-10) –
present (present)
External links
Website

Cast and charactersEdit

MainEdit

RecurringEdit

  • John Gabriel Rodriquez as Javier[5]

GuestEdit

EpisodesEdit

Special (2021)Edit

Title [13]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date [13]U.S. viewers
(millions)
"Welcome to the New Fantasy Island"Andy MeyersBrian KahnAugust 8, 2021 (2021-08-08)0.55[14]

Season 1 (2021)Edit

No.Title [13]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date [13]Prod.
code [13]
U.S viewers
(millions)
1"Hungry Christine / Mel Loves Ruby"Adam KaneTeleplay by : Elizabeth Craft & Sarah FainAugust 10, 2021 (2021-08-10)1012.05[15]
2"His and Hers / The Heartbreak Hotel"Adam KaneTeleplay by : Jane Espenson
Story by : Our Lady J
August 17, 2021 (2021-08-17)1021.72[16]
3"Quantum Entanglement"Kimberly McCulloughAdria LangAugust 24, 2021 (2021-08-24)1041.60[17]
4"Once Upon a Time in Havana"Laura BelseyDailyn RodriguezAugust 31, 2021 (2021-08-31)1031.58[18]
5"Twice in a Lifetime"Tara MieleSono PatelSeptember 7, 2021 (2021-09-07)1051.45[19]
6"The Big Five Oh"Diana ValentineAdria Lang
Story by : Sarah Fain
September 12, 2021 (2021-09-12)1072.03[20]
7"The Romance & the Bromance"Laura BelseyMary Angélica Molina & Adam BelanoffSeptember 14, 2021 (2021-09-14)1061.24[21]
8"Día de los Vivos"Rachel RaimistAdam FierroSeptember 19, 2021 (2021-09-19)1081.71[22]

ProductionEdit

DevelopmentEdit

On December 15, 2020, it was announced that Fox had ordered a contemporary adaptation of Fantasy Island created by Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain.[23] On September 8, 2021, it was reported that a second season is in negotiations.[3]

CastingEdit

On April 21, 2021, Kiara Barnes had been cast in a regular role and John Gabriel Rodriquez had been cast in the recurring role.[5] On April 27, 2021, Roselyn Sánchez was added to the cast as Elena Roarke.[4] On May 5, 2021, it was announced that Bellamy Young would make a guest appearance in the show.[6] On June 3, 2021, it was announced that Dave and Odette Annable would make a guest appearance in the show.[8] On July 16, 2021, it was announced that Melrose Place stars Laura Leighton, Josie Bissett and Daphne Zuniga will make special guest appearances in the show.[10]

ReleaseEdit

Fantasy Island premiered on Fox on August 10, 2021.[4] On May 27, 2021, Fox released the first official trailer for the series.[24] A behind-the-scenes special titled "Welcome to the New Fantasy Island" premiered on August 8, 2021, two days before the premiere.[2]

ReceptionEdit

Critical responseEdit

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reports a 64% approval rating with an average rating of 6.7/10, based on 11 critic reviews. The website's critics consensus reads, "Fantasy Island's flights of fancy aren't quite formed enough to make it a must-watch, but viewers looking for beautiful vistas and a bit of mystery could do worse."[25] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 62 out of 100 based on 8 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[26]

RatingsEdit

SpecialEdit

Viewership and ratings per episode of Fantasy Island
No. Title Air date Rating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
- "Welcome to the New Fantasy Island" August 8, 2021 0.2 0.55[14] 0.0 0.06 0.2 0.61[14]

Season 1Edit

Viewership and ratings per episode of Fantasy Island
No. Title Air date Rating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Hungry Christine/Mel Loves Ruby" August 10, 2021 0.4 2.05[15] TBD TBD TBD TBD
2 "His and Hers/The Heartbreak Hotel" August 17, 2021 0.3 1.72[16] TBD TBD TBD TBD
3 "Quantum Entanglement" August 24, 2021 0.3 1.60[17] TBD TBD TBD TBD
4 "Once Upon a Time in Havana" August 31, 2021 0.3 1.58[18] TBD TBD TBD TBD
5 "Twice in a Lifetime" September 7, 2021 0.2 1.45[19] TBD TBD TBD TBD
6 "The Big Five Oh" September 12, 2021 0.5 2.03[20] TBD TBD TBD TBD
7 "The Romance & the Bromance" September 14, 2021 0.3 1.24[21] TBD TBD TBD TBD
8 "Día de los Vivos" September 19, 2021 0.3 1.71[22] TBD TBD TBD TBD

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fantasy Island Official Website Homepage". Fox. Retrieved August 12, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "FOX Slots "Welcome to the New Fantasy Island" Special on Sunday, August 8" (Press release). Fox. July 14, 2021. Retrieved July 30, 2021 – via The Futon Critic.
  3. ^ a b White, Peter (September 8, 2021). "'Fantasy Island': Fox In Talks Over Season 2 Renewal Of Summer Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 8, 2021.
  4. ^ a b c ""Fantasy Island" Welcomes Roselyn Sanchez as the Elusive Elena Roarke" (Press release). Fox. April 27, 2021. Retrieved July 30, 2021 – via The Futon Critic.
  5. ^ a b c Andreeva, Nellie (April 21, 2021). "'Fantasy Island': Kiara Barnes Joins Fox Reboot As She Nears 'The Bold & The Beautiful' Exit; John Gabriel Rodriquez Also Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 30, 2021.
  6. ^ a b Schneider, Michael (May 5, 2021). "Bellamy Young to Play Food-Obsessed Talk Show Host in Fox's 'Fantasy Island' Reboot (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved July 30, 2021.
  7. ^ "(FAN-101) "Hungry Christine/Mel Loves Ruby"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved July 30, 2021.
  8. ^ a b c Ferme, Antonio (June 3, 2021). "FX Announces 'American Horror Story,' 'Impeachment,' 'Reservation Dogs' Premiere Dates (TV News Roundup)". Variety. Retrieved July 30, 2021.
  9. ^ a b "(FAN-102) "His and Hers/The Heartbreak Hotel"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved July 30, 2021.
  10. ^ a b c d "Sparks Will Fly When Former Residents of "Melrose Place" Check in to "Fantasy Island"" (Press release). Fox. July 16, 2021. Retrieved July 30, 2021 – via The Futon Critic.
  11. ^ a b c "(FAN-107) "The Big Five Oh"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved August 26, 2021.
  12. ^ "(FAN-108) "Día de los Vivos"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved August 26, 2021.
  13. ^ a b c d e "Shows A-Z - Fantasy Island on Fox". The Futon Critic. Retrieved August 31, 2021.
  14. ^ a b c Berman, Marc (August 9, 2021). "Sunday Ratings: Modest Closing for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics". Programming Insider. Retrieved September 1, 2021.
  15. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (August 11, 2021). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.10.2021". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved August 18, 2021.
  16. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (August 18, 2021). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.17.2021". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved August 18, 2021.
  17. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (August 25, 2021). "Updated:ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.24.2021". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved August 25, 2021.
  18. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (September 1, 2021). "Updated:ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.31.2021". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved September 1, 2021.
  19. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (September 9, 2021). "ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.7.2021 Update". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved September 9, 2021.
  20. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (September 14, 2021). "ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.12.2021 Updated". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved September 14, 2021.
  21. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (September 15, 2021). "ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.14.2021 Updated". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved September 15, 2021.
  22. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (September 21, 2021). "ShowBuzzDaily's Sunday 9.19.2021 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals Updated". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved September 21, 2021.
  23. ^ "FOX Gives Straight-to-Series Order to Contemporary Version of Iconic Drama "Fantasy Island," From Liz Craft and Sarah Fain" (Press release). Fox. December 15, 2020. Retrieved July 30, 2021 – via The Futon Critic.
  24. ^ "Video: First Teaser Promo for "Fantasy Island," Premiering Tuesday, August 10 at 9/8c on FOX" (Press release). Fox. May 27, 2021. Retrieved July 30, 2021 – via The Futon Critic.
  25. ^ "Fantasy Island: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved August 31, 2021.
  26. ^ "Fantasy Island: Season 1". Metacritic. Red Ventures. Retrieved August 17, 2021.

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