MIPCOM: DR in Denmark and SVT in Sweden are among the European broadcasters that have acquired the latest period drama from the British commercial broadcaster ITV and stream BritBox.
Hotel Portofino is executive produced by Eagle Eyes Jo McGrath and Walter Iuzzolino and commissioned by ITV and BritBox, with PBS Distribution taking over North American rights.
Germany’s Beta Film is trading the 6 × 60 ‘drama at Mipcom in Cannes this week and has also signed agreements with NRK for Norway, YLE for Finland and SYN for Iceland, as well as the Dutch national broadcaster NPO.
Against the background of the rise of fascism in Mussolini’s Italy, the series focuses on a British family who emigrates to the country to open an exclusive hotel.
Featuring Natascha McElhone (Ronin, Californication, Designated Survivor), Mark Umbers (King Arthur, Home Fires) and Anna Chancellor (Four Weddings and A Funeral, The Hour), as well as Italian actress Daniele Pecci (Orgoglio), Lorenzo Richelmy (Marco Polo) and Rocco Fasano (Shame Italia).
Hotel Portofino is created and written by Matt Baker and directed by Adam Wimpenny (Blackwood). Photography wrapped in Portofino, Italy and along the Croatian coast in summer.