Following four record breaking seasons of Hammarvik (Lyckoviken), best-selling Swedish author Camilla Läckberg has returned to Viaplay with her latest blend of soap opera and crime, The Beach Hotel (Strandhotellet).
To celebrate his 60th birthday, Werner Gyllenmark holds a party at his beach hotel and invites his family, employees and even his arch-enemy, Egil Grip. But the event ends abruptly with an accident that shocks the entire town of Saltsjövik and soon explosive secrets begin to emerge that some people will go to any lengths to keep hidden.
Creator, Camilla Läckberg, said: “Soap opera is an incredible genre that viewers really connect with. I’m so happy to make this show with Viaplay and take viewers to such a beautiful location. But as every soap fan knows, there’s often something lurking behind an idyll. It’s time for audiences to sink their teeth into a new soap with exciting new characters and intrigues.”
Viaplay Chief Content Officer, Filippa Wallestam, added: “Camilla Läckberg has single-handedly renewed the Nordic soap opera. Her next epic offers rivalries, forbidden love and, as usual with Camilla, a distinct risk that some characters won’t make it to the end. As with Hammarvik, The Beach Hotel will be unmissable entertainment that will attract a broad audience.”
The Beach Hotel, written by Lovisa Löwhagen and Jakob Vasell, is currently filming in the idyllic Swedish coastal town of Varberg and is set to premiere on Viaplay across the Nordic region in 2023.