Nick Offerman to round out the series lead casting for Peacock’s upcoming comedic thriller series “The Resort”

Peacock announced that Nick Offerman (Parks & Recreation, Pam & Tommy) will round out the series lead casting of the highly-anticipated comedic thriller series THE RESORT, a multi-generational exploration of love, marriage, and family vacations, set amidst one of the Mayan Riviera’s most bizarre unsolved mysteries.

Offerman joins previously announced series stars William Jackson Harper and Cristin Milioti, with Skyler GisondoLuis Gerardo MéndezNina BloomgardenGabriela Cartol rounding out series leads and Ben Sinclair, Parvesh CheenaDebby RyanDylan BakerMichael Hitchcock and Becky Ann Baker as recurring guest stars. 

The series is produced by UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group. Andy Siara will write and executive produce. Sam Esmail, via his overall deal with UCP, and Chad Hamilton, via Anonymous Content, serve as executive producers. Allison Miller will serve as Executive Producer and writer. Sarah Matte of Esmail Corp serves as Co-Executive Producer.  Ben Sinclair will also direct and executive produce episodes 1-4.   

Siara (Palm Springs, Lodge 49) is also a writer and co-producer on Peacock and UCP’s upcoming limited series ANGELYNE with Emmy Rossum (Shameless) starring in the title role.  Miller serves as showrunner and executive producer. ANGELYNE is about the L.A. billboard icon and loosely inspired by the 2017 Hollywood Reporter story about her life.  

The series is currently in production in the tropical location of Puerto Rico.    

SERIES DESCRIPTION:
A multi-generational, coming-of-age love story disguised as a fast-paced mystery about the disappointment of time. An anniversary trip puts a marriage to the test when the couple finds themselves embroiled in one of the Mayan Riviera’s most bizarre unsolved mysteries that took place fifteen years prior. 

NEW SERIES LEAD & CHARACTER DESCRIPTION
NICK OFFERMAN 
(Parks & Recreation, Pam & Tommy) will play Murray Thompson, Violet’s father.  

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED SERIES LEADS:
WILLIAM JACKSON HARPER
 (Love Life, The Underground Railroad) will play Noah, also a teacher, but unlike Emma, Noah seems perfectly content floating through the mundane reality of his existence. 

CRISTIN MILIOTI (Made for Love, Palm Springs) will play Emma, a high school teacher at a plateau in her monotonous marriage with Noah. They’re celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary when they’re pulled into this mystery together. 

SKYLER GISONDO (The Righteous Gemstones, Licorice Pizza) will play Sam. Sam is on vacation with his parents and girlfriend in 2007 at the Oceana Vista Resort.    

LUIS GERARDO MÉNDEZ (Narcos: Mexico, Murder Mystery) will play Baltasar Frías, the head of security at the Oceana Vista Resort in 2007.

NINA BLOOMGARDEN (Hot Pink, Jane) will play Violet Thompson, who is vacationing with her father and his girlfriend at the Oceana Visa Resort.  

GABRIELA CARTOL (La Camarista, Hernán) will play Luna, the concierge at Emma and Noah’s resort. 

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED RECURRING GUEST STARS:
BEN SINCLAIR 
(High Maintenance, Dave) will play Alex, a resort owner.

PARVESH CHEENA (Mythic Quest, Outsourced) will play Ted, who’s here on vacation with his husband, also named Ted.

DEBBY RYAN (Insatiable) will play Sam’s girlfriend, Hannah.

DYLAN BAKER (Happiness) will play Sam’s dad, Carl.

MICHAEL HITCHCOCK (Black Monday, Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar) will play Ted, who’s here on vacation with his husband, also named Ted.  

BECKY ANN BAKER (Girls, Freaks and Geeks) will play Sam’s mom, Jan.  

ABOUT THE SERIES:

  • Showrunner / Writer / Executive Producer: Andy Siara (Palm Springs, Lodge 49)  
  • Executive Producers: Sam Esmail and Chad Hamilton of Esmail Corp (via Anonymous Content) 
  • Co-Showrunner / Executive Producer / Writer: Allison Miller (Angelyne)  
  • Co-Executive Producer: Sarah Matte (Esmail Corp) 
  • Director/EP: Ben Sinclair (episodes 1-4) (High Maintenance, Dave
  • Produced By: UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group and Esmail Corp (Mr. Robot, Amazon’s Homecoming
  • Format: comedic thriller, 8 x 30  
  • Filming Location: Puerto Rico 

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