Good news for fans of Acapulco: the series has just been renewed. Deadline reports that Apple TV+ has officially renewed the bilingual comedy series for a third season, which, as with the first two seasons, will consist of ten episodes. Sam Laybourne is serving as showrunner and the new season brings back cast members Eugenio Derbez, Enrique Arrizon, Fernando Carsa, Damián Alcázar, Camila Perez, Chord Overstreet, Vanessa Bauche, Regina Reynoso, Raphael Alejandro, Jessica Collins, Rafael Cebrián, Carlos Corona, and Regina Orozco.
Addressing the renewal, Apple TV+ head of international programming, Morgan Wandell, noted in a statement, “We’ve seen an overwhelming response from audiences all over the world who have fallen in love with Acapulco. Eugenio, Austin, Ben, Eric, Kim, and the talented cast and crew behind Acapulco have created a feel-good show that has a lot of heart, emotion, and laughs, and we can’t wait to bring even more of that into season 3.”
Derbez, who’s also an executive producer for the series, continues, “We at 3Pas Studios are thankful to Apple TV+, the perfect home for Acapulco, along with our production partner Lionsgate, filmmakers, and cast and crew. We have always believed that the stories we tell about our communities and cultures can resonate with global audiences, so crank up the AC, it’s about to get a lot hotter at Las Colinas Resort.”
Some details have also been revealed about what will happen in season 3. It’s said that the new season is inspired by the film How to Be a Latin Lover, described as a reconciling of “past mistakes and exciting new beginnings.” A synopsis of season 3 is as follows:
The series is created by Austin Winsberg, Eduardo Cisneros, and Jason Shuman. Derbez and Winsberg executive produce with Ben Odell and co-exec producer Sonia Almanza Gambaro, director Jay Karas, Jason Wang, and Eric and Kim Tannenbaum.
Season 1 premiered on Apple TV+ in October 2021 while season 2 dropped in October 2022. The plan is for season 3 to start filming this spring, putting it on track to arrive this October if the show maintains this schedule. You can stream the first two seasons of Acapulco on Apple TV+. Season 3 does not yet have a premiere date.