Fantasy Island Remake Eyed by ABC, With Female Lead (and No Island)

Fantasy Island Remake ABC

ABC is adding a female lead and subtracting the titular location as it teams with Sony to remake Fantasy Island.

Per our sister site Deadline, the new Fantasy Island will follow a “brilliant, dynamic and sexy woman” who runs a San Francisco-based outfit that aims to fulfill clients deepest and or darkest wishes. (The company’s name: Fantasy Island.)

Like the original series — which ran from 1977 to ’84 and starred Ricardo Montalban and Hervé Villechaize (and was briefly rebooted in 1998 with Malcolm McDowell lording over things) –the update will tell two stories per episode.

Sheldon Turner (Up in the Air) is penning the new version, exec-producing alongside Jennifer Klein and Josh Berman (Drop Dead Diva).