Fox has given a straight-to-series order for a reboot of Aaron Spelling drama “Fantasy Island” for summer 2021. This rebooted version of the classic series, which aired on ABC from 1977 to 1984 and was revived for one season with a new cast in the 1998-99 season, comes from writers and executive producers Liz Craft and Sarah Fain. The series is a co-production between Sony Pictures Television, Gemstone Studios, and Fox Entertainment.
The logline: Each episode will tell emotional, provocative stories about people who walk in with a desire, but end up reborn to themselves through the magical realism of Fantasy Island.
“In continuing to develop outside of the traditional broadcast cycle, we’ve been particularly focused on providing viewers with summer series that offer a true escape from everyday life – to be sure, now so more than ever,” said Fox Entertainment President Michael Thorn. “Fantasy Island is a beloved program, and the world Liz and Sarah have created for this contemporary adaptation is signature Fox and a perfect show for today’s times. After all, who among us wouldn’t take a (safe) trip to Fantasy Island right now?”
No casting has been announced at press time for this new version of “Fantasy Island.”