Cristin Milioti and William Jackson Harper are a couple taking a vacation to celebrate their anniversary in Peacock's The Resort, but what better way to vacation than by getting embroiled in a more-than-decade old mystery? See what that looks like in a new trailer for the eight-episode comedic thriller below.
The Resort is described as a "multi-generational, coming-of-age love story disguised as a fast-paced mystery about the disappointment of time." Harper plays Noah, a husband and teacher who happens to be perfectly fine with floating through his daily life, while Milioti plays his wife Emma, who is also a teacher, but she is less-than thrilled about the mundanity of their lives. Hence why she so willingly begins to investigate the disappearance of Sam (Skyler Gisondo).
As you can see from the trailer, Emma happens upon Sam's flip phone (which right away should tell you how long he has been missing!), and when she asks around, she learns he was on vacation with his parents Carl (Dylan Baker) and Jan (Becky Ann Baker) when he disappeared.
But of course there is more to it than that. On the trip, he met and fell for Violet (Nina Bloomgarden), despite having a girlfriend (Hannah, played by Debby Ryan). Violet was celebrating her holiday vacation with her father Murray (Nick Offerman), who notes she did not want to spend time with him.
The deeper Emma and Noah get involved with the mystery, the more their marriage will be tested, but perhaps the more danger they will also be in.
The Resort also stars Luis Gerardo Méndez and Gabriela Cartol, with Ben Sinclair, Michael Hitchcock, and Parvesh Cheena also recurring as guest stars.
The show comes from showrunner Andy Siara, who calls the show "about a lot of things. There are big swings, and little swings. It's someone looking back on their life and trying to remember the good times, mixed with a 5-year-old playing with toys in the backyard. It never takes itself too seriously, but sometimes it gets pretty serious. I guess, at its core, it's about people who want to go back to a time in life when things seemed a bit easier, before the hard parts of life keep piling up. It's about people who are trying to recapture that feeling of home. And within that, there's a big mystery."
Other executive producers are Sam Esmail and Chad Hamilton of Esmail Corp (via Anonymous Content), co-showrunner Allison Miller, and Sinclair, who also directs the first four episodes. Sarah Matte, of Esmail Corp, serves as co-executive producer. The show is produced by UCP and Esmail Corp. It premieres July 28 on Peacock with its first three episodes, followed by a weekly episode drop every Thursday up to and including the finale on Sept. 1.