TBS GETS DEEP WITH LOST RESORT Ten-Episode Social Experiment from Sirens Media Pulls Back Curtain on Exotic Wellness Subculture
PASADENA – January 15, 2020 – TBS has greenlit Lost Resort, an upstairs/downstairs look at the booming subculture of exotic wellness retreats. Produced by ITV America’s Sirens Media, the 10-episode unscripted series follows a group of strangers who are immersed in a three-week-long Costa Rican retreat led by a colorful team of alternative healers. From a married couple on the brink, to a mother/daughter pair with serious trust issues and a hothead with a painful past, the guests come from all walks of life hoping to leave transformed. At their breaking points and fed up with traditional Western therapies, they’ll experience everything from rage rituals and shamanic cacao ceremonies to orgasmic dance. But the drama only intensifies between sessions as this motley crew hooks up, breaks up and opens up in ways they’d never expect.
Lost Resort is part of TBS’ escapist, lean-back line-up of smart, imaginative programming that tells stories with heart and a comedic edge.
At turns a provocative social experiment and fish-out-of-water comedy, Lost Resort proves anything can happen when you let go of your past, embrace the unknown, and attempt to break through. The series has wrapped filming with a premiere date planned for later this year.
“Lost Resort is an inside look at the exclusive, explosive and often hilariously experimental world of self-help retreats”,” said Corie Henson of EVP and head of unscripted programming for TBS, TNT and truTV. “Wait until you see the lengths people will go in their quest for happiness!”
“The vibrant world of alternative wellness in Costa Rica is the perfect catalyst for uninhibited, visceral behavior,” added Sirens Media President and Executive Producer Jessica Sebastian-Dayeh. “Equal parts provocative, comedic and downright deep, we’re thrilled to bring this unique and wildly fun series to TBS.”
Lost Resort is produced by ITV America’s Sirens Media with Jessica Sebastian-Dayeh, Jordana Hochman and Sarah Howell serving as executive producers. Michael Bloom for Bongo Pictures is also executive producer.
About TBS TBS, a WarnerMedia Entertainment brand, is a top rated destination for television among young adults and known for escapist, lean-back entertainment, featuring smart, imaginative stories with heart and comedic edge. From scripted comedy series to late-night shows, game shows, animated programming and, starting in 2020, drama series, TBS’s Originals slate comprises some of the most popular shows on cable — Miracle Workers, CONAN, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, The Last O.G. and American Dad!. TBS’s upcoming scripted series include the action dramedy Obliterated and the comedy Chad. The network’s slate of premium unscripted series includes the popular game show The Misery Index. TBS’s lineup also includes comedy hits like Family Guy and The Big Bang Theory, classic sitcom favorites Friends and Seinfeld, blockbuster movies, and live event coverage of Major League Baseball, the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship and ELEAGUE, WarnerMedia's eSports gaming competition. Viewers can watch shows on the TBS app, available for iOS, Android, Xbox One and other platforms and devices. Website: www.tbs.com
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About Sirens Media
Sirens Media, an ITV America company, is an award-winning, full-service production company run by TV executive Jessica Sebastian-Dayeh, who serves as president. Based in Los Angeles, Sirens has created hundreds of hours of unscripted content for myriad broadcast, cable and streaming platforms, focusing on storytelling with an “edgy” sensibility and pop culture roots. In addition to TBS's Lost Resort, Sirens' other series and specials include Quibi's upcoming interactive dating series The Hot Drop and the platform's Cara Delevingne-helmed prank series, as well as Bravo’s long-running hit The Real Housewives of New Jersey (in Season 10), Cooking Channel’s Cheap Eats, A&E’s The Untold Story: I Was a Child Bride, upcoming Snap Original Nikita Dragun: Unfiltered and other projects in development with Netflix, Comedy Central, E!, Bravo and more. ITV America is part of ITV Studios.