'Seaside Hotel' Season 10 Debuts on PBS Passport In Time for Summer

Jens Jacob Tychsen and Cecilie Stenspil on the beach in 'Seaside Hotel' Season 10

Jens Jacob Tychsen and Cecilie Stenspil in 'Seaside Hotel' Season 10


Walter Presents (initially called Walter's Choice) came to PBS Passport in 2019 to help fill out the nascent member-based streaming offering, which was the shiny new thing those who support their local stations received along with a mug and tote bag. However, the PBS national brand didn't market it, leaving the local PBS stations, who also didn't push it, uncertain if American viewers would like the U.K. anthology equivalent of Masterpiece, bringing the best of European programming to British audiences, since the shows were in their original languages. It left the shows within it to find audiences organically, the first of which was Seaside Hotel (Badehotellet), and which remains one of Walter Presents most popular series.

A Danish period piece about a summer hotel in Skagerrak, an area just south of Skagen, Seaside Hotel's first season was set in the late 1920s in the interwar period, as wealthy Europeans escape the growing unrest going on in the heart of the continent. Every season begins with the start of the summer tourist season as the annual guests arrive; Seasons 1 through 5 covered from 1928 through 1932 when The Weimar Republic began to collapse. The show then jumped forward to World War II in Season 6, picking back up in 1939. Season 9, which aired in Denmark in the spring of 2023, and arrived on PBS Passport in November, was set in the summer of 1945 and the conclusion of the war.

Season 10 picks up in the summer of 1946 as the post-war economic collapse has taken hold and the first wave of new technology out of America is heading across the pond.

Here's the synopsis for Season 10:

The summer of 1946 appears promising in every way. Guests flock to the little paradise, eager to return to the carefreeness of pre-war times. Forbidden meetings in the summer night, dreams of honor and fame, intrigue at the arrival of a wealthy Danish-American… And it seems Amanda’s secret is safe. But a series of events will suddenly threaten the future of the Seaside Hotel itself!

Season 10 brings back most of the core cast, including Amalie Dollerup as Amanda Berggren, Lars Ranthe as Georg Madsen, Anne Louise Hassing as Therese Madsen, Jens Jacob Tychsen as Edward Weyse, Anette Støvelbæk as Alice Frigh, Ulla Vejby as Edith, Merete Mærkedahl as Otilia, Birthe Neumann as Olga Fjeldsø, Bjarne Henriksen as Otto Frigh, Cecilie Stenspil as Helene Weyse, Peter Hesse Overgaard as Hjalmar Aurland, Mads Wille as Grev Ditmar, Sigurd Holmen le Dous as Philip Dupont, Morten Hemmingsen as Morten Enevoldsen, Ena Spottag as Martha, Rosalinde Mynster as Fie Kjær, and Sonja Oppenhagen as Lydia Ploug.

Hanna Lundblad and Stig Thorsboe wrote all ten episodes of Seaside Hotel Season 10, and director Fabian Wullenweber helmed all installments with Malou Wiesneck producing. Lundblad and Thorsboe executive produce alongside Michael Bille Frandsen, Katja Kofoed-Hansen, Pernille Bech Christensen, and Lars Bjørn Hansen.

All episodes of Seaside Hotel Season 10 will arrive on PBS Passport for members to stream on Friday, May 31, 2024.

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Seaside Hotel is a story about the guests and staff at a beach hotel by the North Sea.
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