Hotel Portofino Opens For A Second Season On February 12

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The second season of lavish period drama HOTEL PORTOFINO premieres February 12 on FOXTEL with season one available to watch On Demand.

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 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.

Embracing themes of sexual and social liberation, season two will see Natascha McElhone (Californication, Halo) reprise her role as owner of Hotel Portofino and family matriarch, Bella Ainsworth. Mark Umbers (Home Fires) plays her charming but dangerous aristocratic husband, Cecil, and Lily Fraser (Saint Mud & Motherland) will return as the hotel’s most famous guest singer-turned-movie star, Claudine Pascal. Also returning for season two is Australia’s own Claude Scott-Mitchell (The Dry), who will reprise her role as hotel guest Rose Drummond-Ward.

Filmed on location in Croatia and Italy, season two was written by series creator Matt Baker (Suspect), directed by Adam Wimpenny (Blackwood), and executive produced by Jo McGrath and Walter Iuzzolino for Eagle Eye Drama in cooperation with the BetaFilm Group.

HOTEL PORTOFINO season two will premiere February 12 on Fox Showcase and On Demand