Episodes: 23 (hour)
TV show dates: August 10, 2021 — May 8, 2023
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Roselyn Sánchez, Kiara Barnes, and John Gabriel Rodriquez.
The story is set at a luxury resort, where literally any fantasy requested by guests is fulfilled, although they rarely turn out as expected. Delving into the “what if” questions — big and small — that keep us awake at night, each episode follows emotional and provocative stories. Different people arrive at the resort with dreams and desires and depart, enlightened and transformed through the magical realism of Fantasy Island.
Elena Roarke (Sanchez) is the steward of this mysterious island and is a descendant of the iconic Mr. Roarke. Elena set aside her own ambitions, and even the love of her life, to uphold her family’s legacy. Sophisticated, insightful and always charming, her calm exterior masks the challenges of the responsibilities she has assumed.
Assisting Elena is Ruby Okoro (Barnes), a young woman with an old soul who arrives on Fantasy Island with a terminal illness and is given a new lease on life there. There’s also pilot Javier (Rodriquez), the head of island transportation and a jack of all trades.
Episode #23 — MJ Akuda & The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Wives Club
Sue, Jenna, and Brooklyn are the first, second, and third wives of Gavin, a charming doctor who’s made a fortune selling all-natural vitamins – and broken all of their hearts along the way. Now, they all share the same fantasy: they want Gavin to understand – to feel for himself – the pain he’s caused them all. Meanwhile, Roarke brings Ruby’s youngest daughter, MJ, to the Island to help Ruby remember who she is. And hopefully, keep her from disappearing into the ocean forever with Isla… as a mermaid.
First aired: May 8, 2023.
What do you think? Do you like the Fantasy Island TV show? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a third season?