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Fox's Fantasy Island Reboot Has New Queer Characters For Us to Stan

Fox's Fantasy Island Reboot Has New Queer Characters For Us to Stan


Everyone, meet Ruby! 

One of TV history's most beloved and iconic drama series is getting the modern, queer-inclusive revamp we've been waiting for!

In a new featurette for Fox's 2021 reboot of the classic Fantasy Island show, actress Kiara Barnes introduces viewers to her character Ruby. With the help of the island, a world where all of your wildest dreams and wishes are available at a moment's notice, Ruby is finally ready to start exploring her identity -- and her sexuality!

"A modern semi-anthology series, Fantasy Island takes place at a luxury resort, where literally any fantasy requested by guests is fulfilled, although they rarely turn out as expected," the show's official description reads. "Delving into the 'what if' questions -- both big and small -- that keep us awake at night, each episode will tell emotional, provocative stories about people who arrive with dreams and desires and depart enlightened and transformed through the magical realism of Fantasy Island."

"Actress, singer, and songwriter Roselyn Sanchez (Devious Maids, Grand Hotel) arrives on Fantasy Island, where she stars as Elena Roarke, a descendant of the iconic Mr. Roarke. Elena set aside her own ambitions, and even the love of her life, to uphold her family's legacy. Sophisticated, insightful, and always charming, Elena's calm exterior masks the challenges of the responsibilities she has assumed as steward of this mysterious island. Kiara Barnes (The Bold and the Beautiful) stars as Ruby Akuda, who arrives on Fantasy Island with a terminal illness and is given a new lease on life there; and John Gabriel Rodriquez (Miranda's Rights, Rosewood) as pilot Javier, who also is the head of island transportation and a jack of all trades."

New episodes of Fantasy Island air Tuesday nights at 9pm on Fox!

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