Perez to Pen NBC’s Cruise Ship Comedy Pilot “Port of Miami”

It’s ship ahoy for Mark Perez 

The Cuban-American screenwriter will pen NBC’s cruise ship comedy called Port of Miami.


From veteran showrunners Matt Williams and David McFadzean, the multi-camera project is set aboard a Miami-based cruise liner. The Port of Miami centers on an unmotivated white bartender who works with a variety of international employees, all of them aggressively seeking the American dream and incredulous that he is content to mix drinks, chase women and settle for less. The comedy has been described as Cheers on a cruise chip.

Port of Miami has received a script commitment from the network.

Perez, one of the inaugural members of the Disney Writer’s Program, previously penned Disney’s The Country Bears, Herbie Fully Loaded, Back Nine and Universal‘s Accepted.