HOTEL PORTOFINO SERIES
SECOND SEASON BACK OCTOBER
|Hotel is open again this October on PBS|
SET ON THE ITALIAN RIVIERA
in the 1920s, HOTEL PORTOFINO tells the story of the Ainsworth family that has relocated to Italy to set up a quintessentially British hotel in the beautiful coastal town of Portofino. Amidst the rise of Fascism in Mussolini’s Italy, season two will see Ainsworth family relations reach breaking point and the future of the hotel threatened.New faces and old — some more welcome than others — stir up adventure, romance and drama at the Hotel Portofino. With Cecil eyeing control of the Hotel, Nish moving against Mussolini’s Fascists and Rose and Lucian’s marriage growing more precarious, Bella will have more than tight budgets and grand galas to worry about.
WHO'S BACK IN THE HOTEL?
Embracing themes of sexual and social liberation, season two will see Natascha McElhone reprise her role as owner of Hotel Portofino and family matriarch, Bella Ainsworth. Mark Umbers plays her charming but dangerous aristocratic husband, Cecil, Oliver Dench is their handsome son Lucian, Daniele Pecci as the dashing count Albani, and Lily Fraser will return as the hotel’s most famous guest singer-turned-movie star, Claudine Pascal. Assad Zaman is back as Lucian's best friend, the Hindi gay student of medicine. Roby Schinasi has joined the cast as the handsome Victor Michel. Check out the trailer below: