Dave and Odette Annable will guest star on Fox’s “Fantasy Island,” Variety has learned exclusively. The reboot of the hit 1970s series will premiere on August 10 at 9 p.m. on Fox.
On the surface, their characters, Zev and Daphne, have a great marriage, great jobs and a child-free life. However, as they settle into their routines and habits, they’re just not connecting the way they used to. In an attempt to rekindle their spark, they travel to the titular Fantasy Island to seek out the “ultimate adventure.” As usual, the island gives more than what’s expected.
“Fantasy Island” takes place at a luxury resort, where literally any fantasy requested by guests is fulfilled, although 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.
The show is executive produced by Liz Craft and Sarah Fain. Dave Annable is repped by UTA, Barking Dog Entertainment, while Odette Annable is repped by United Talent Agency and Untitled Entertainment.
Also in today’s TV news roundup:
CNN announced that “Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story” will premiere on June 27 at 9 p.m. The documentary will explore the life of celebrated novelist Jackie Collins whose turbulent life sometimes rivaled the spicy plots she dreamed up for her books. Director Laura Fairrie documented the final days of Collins, who secretly lived with breast cancer for six years. In her final weeks, the author returned to London for a farewell to her beloved siblings, her sister-in-law and her close circle of business confidants. Along the way, Fairrie interweaves interviews with Collins’ daughters and dearest friends to yield a sometimes surprisingly vulnerable portrait of a relatable and complex woman behind fan-craved chronicles of Hollywood scandals and sex. “Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story” is produced by John Battsek and Lizzie Gillett.
Red Rock Films appointed Cara Biega to the role of vice president of creative content. After consulting for the company since fall 2020, Biega will take on this critical creative leadership role in which she will be responsible for developing a slate of immersive original content across adventure, science, wildlife and history genres. She will also be tasked with searching for the next generation of talent for the company. She will report to Brian Armstrong, Red Rock Films president and founder, and Shannon Malone-deBenedictis, senior vice president of development and production. In the past, Biega has held both senior and consulting roles with networks such as A&E, BBC and National Geographic.
Michael Che, Cillian Murphy and the Linda Lindas will be on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” while “A Little Late With Lilly Singh” will feature Singh’s favorite sketches, moments and guests from the past season.