Fantasy Island (2021) Review, Details & Trailer

Fantasy Island (2021)
Fantasy Island (2021)

Fantasy Island is a Fox television series developed by Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain that is set in a fantasy world. It’s a remake and continuation of the original Fantasy Island television series. On August 10, 2021, the series premiered. On August 8, 2021, two days before the launch, a behind-the-scenes special titled Welcome to the New Fantasy Island aired. It was announced in September 2021 that a second season was in the works.

Series Details

  • Creators: Elizabeth Craft, Sarah Fain, Gene Levit
  • Genres: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
  • Country of origin: United States
  • Language: English
  • Also known as: Острів фантазій
  • Filming locations: Puerto Rico
  • Production companies: Happier in Hollywood, Fox Entertainment, Gemstone Studios

Fantasy Island Cast

  • Roselyn Sánchez as Elena Roarke
  • Kiara Barnes as Ruby Akuda
  • John Gabriel Rodriquez as Javier

Fantasy Island (2021)

Guest

  • Bellamy Young as Christine Collins
  • Odette Annable as Daphne
  • Dave Annable as Zev
  • Daphne Zuniga as Margot
  • Josie Bissett as Camille
  • Laura Leighton as Nettie
  • Leslie Jordan as Jasper

Fantasy Island Episodes

Season 1

No. Title Directed by Written by Original airdate  U.S viewers
(millions)
1 “Hungry Christine / Mel Loves Ruby” Adam Kane Teleplay by : Elizabeth Craft & Sarah Fain August 10, 2021 2.05
2 “His and Hers / The Heartbreak Hotel” Adam Kane Teleplay by : Jane Espenson
Story by : Our Lady J
August 17, 2021 1.72
3 “Quantum Entanglement” Kimberly McCullough Adria Lang August 24, 2021 1.60
4 “Once Upon a Time in Havana” Laura Belsey Dailyn Rodriguez August 31, 2021 1.58
5 “Twice in a Lifetime” Tara Miele Sono Patel September 7, 2021 1.45
6 “The Big Five Oh” Diana Valentine Adria Lang
Story by : Sarah Fain
September 12, 2021 TBD
7 “The Romance & the Bromance” TBA TBA September 14, 2021 TBD
8 “Día de los Vivos” TBA TBA September 19, 2021 TBD

Production

Fox announced on December 15, 2020, that they have ordered a modern version of Elizabeth Craft & Sarah Fain’s Fantasy Island. It was announced on September 8, 2021, that a second season is in the works.

Casting

Kiara Barnes was cast in a regular role on April 21, 2021, and John Gabriel Rodriquez was cast in a recurring role on April 21, 2021. Roselyn Sánchez joined the cast as Elena Roarke on April 27, 2021. Bellamy Young was announced to make a cameo appearance in the program on May 5, 2021. On June 3, 2021, it was revealed that Dave and Odette Annable will come on the show as guests. Melrose Place actresses Laura Leighton, Josie Bissett, and Daphne Zuniga will make special guest appearances on the program on July 16, 2021.

Fantasy Island (2021)
Fantasy Island (2021)

Release

On August 10, 2021, Fox debuted Fantasy Island. Fox published the first official trailer for the series on May 27, 2021. On August 8, 2021, two days before the debut, a behind-the-scenes special titled “Welcome to the New Fantasy Island” aired.

Reaction

Based on 11 critic reviews, the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes reports a 64 percent approval rating with an average rating of 6.7/10. “Fantasy Island’s flights of fantasy aren’t quite formed enough to make it a must-watch,” the website’s critics agree, “but viewers seeking for stunning landscapes and a touch of mystery could do worse.” Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, gave it a score of 62 out of 100, indicating “generally good reviews” based on 8 critics.

Fantasy Island Release Dates

Canada 10 August 2021
USA 10 August 2021

Also Known As (AKA)

(original title) Fantasy Island
Australia Fantasy Island
Brazil Fantasy Island
Canada (English title) Fantasy Island
Czechia (alternative title) Ostrov fantazií
Czechia Ostrov divokých fantazií
France L’Ile fantastique
Germany Fantasy Island
India (Hindi title) Fantasy Island
India (English title) Fantasy Island
Indonesia Fantasy Island
Japan (Japanese title) ファンタジーアイランド
Philippines Fantasy Island
Poland Fantasy Island
Russia Остров фантазий
Singapore Fantasy Island
Slovakia (alternative title) Ostrov fantazií
Slovakia Ostrov divokých fantazií
South Korea Fantasy Island
Spain (transliterated title) Isla de las Fantasías
Turkey Fantasy Island
Ukraine Острів фантазій
United Arab Emirates Fantasy Island
UK Fantasy Island
USA Fantasy Island

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