NETFLIX ORDERS NEW SWISS ALPS PERIOD SET TV SERIES
The series starts shooting next month
I mentioned this one about a year ago when the project was being pitched and shopped, and now it turns out Netflix bought it and will start production next month! WINTER PALACE will be their co production with Swiss television, an eight part French and English language period drama charting the birth of winter tourism in the Alps as conceived by a Swiss hotelier and British aristocrat in the early twentieth century.
Based on true events, it revolves around ambitious proprietor Andre Morel, who, in 1899, envisions a five-star luxury hotel that will remain open throughout winter. He convinces wealthy aristocrat Lord Fairfax to come on board, and the two find themselves battling demanding clientele, rebellious staff and a hostile climate to make their dream a reality. The series will stream late next year.