Walter Presents checks into Denmark’s Seaside Hotel
James R | On 16, Nov 2019
Walter Presents is checking into a seaside hotel this November. Not just any seaside hotel, though: the Seaside Hotel one of Denmark’s most popular TV series’s
The online channel dedicated to TV from around the world, which is available for three through All 4, is no stranger to Denmark, with Danish shows such as Dicte: Crime Reporter and Ride Upon the Storm notable successes since its launch almost four years ago. Now, it’s heading back to Denmark for a show it describes as “Downton Abbey meets Agatha Christie”.
The drama is set beside the beautiful North Sea sand dunes in 1920s Denmark. Chambermaid Fie is starting her first day of work at a rural beach hotel. Her father warns her not to fraternise with the bourgeois guests, but as secrets about each guest begin to unravel, the seemingly idyllic rural life is much more dramatic than Fie expected…
Fie is an 18-year-old girl from a working-class family, with a recently deceased mother and a father who is ill from a lifetime working at the mill. She needs to earn some money fast and manages to land a job at the Seaside Hotel. The hotel owner is immediately charmed by her good looks and quickly promotes her to chambermaid, which causes shockwaves through the normally strictly conventional hotel; the owner’s wife is wary, the other maids are jealous and the local, young farmer is intrigued by this pretty new addition to his client’s staff. As the annual visitors settle into their rooms, Fie begins to learn about old habits and new secrets, and unwittingly becomes party to betrayal, murder and unexpected desires.
Seaside Hotel is the highest rating series on Denmark’s TV2 in the last 22 years and has just finished its sixth season. It sports an all-star cast with Rosalinde Mynster nominated for best actress at the Robert Festival for playing Fie, and Anette Støvelbæk.
All six episodes of Season 1 will arrive on Walter Presents via All 4 from 22nd November.