‘Fantasy Island’ Bosses Preview ‘Desperate Housewives’ Reunion & More Season 2 Treats
This year “has a sexy, fun vibe,” says Sarah Fain, who, with Elizabeth Craft, cocreated Fox’s delightful update of the 1977–84 anthology.
Adding that “romance is in the air” for enigmatic island host Roarke (Roselyn Sánchez) and her ageless assistant Ruby (Kiara Barnes), Fain says fantasies this season are about “transformation, whether that’s ruling the school at your [class] reunion or re-meeting your spouse.”
As for guests, you couldn’t ask for better. Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Cheryl Hines and Lucifer’s Rachael Harris check in to the premiere as old pals hoping to repair the past, and Episode 3 reunites ex–Desperate Housewives super couple James Denton and Teri Hatcher.
Andy Richter, Mean Girls’ Jonathan Bennett, and Lynn Whitfield are also headed to the tropics, as is some stormy weather, according to Craft, who warns “a new bartender will create major waves on Fantasy Island.” Ain’t that a beach?
Fantasy Island, Season 2 Premiere, Monday, January 2, 8/7c, Fox
This is an excerpt from TV Guide Magazine’s 2023 Preview issue. For more inside scoop on what’s coming to TV and streaming in the new year, pick up the issue, on newsstands Thursday, December 29.