1927: Bella Ainsworth is still devoting her considerable energies to the Hotel Portofino, which has overcome its early troubles and is starting to prosper. But Bella will be forced to confront the reality of her relationship with her no-good husband Cecil - to decide whether to accept him back into her life in the face of her growing friendship with a handsome local architect, Marco Bonacini.
Sunday October 15 at 8:00pm
The glamorous period drama series HOTEL PORTOFINO returns for a second season on Sunday, October 15 at 8:00 p.m. ET across all PBS platforms (check local listings). Natascha McElhone (Californication, The Crown) stars in the six-part series following an elite yet dysfunctional British family who open a hotel for upper-class travelers on the magical Italian Riviera during the Roaring ‘20s.
HOTEL PORTOFINO will stream on all station-branded PBS platforms including PBS.org, and the PBS App, available on iOS, Android, Roku streaming devices, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV, Chromecast, and VIZIO. HOTEL PORTOFINO will also be available to stream on PBS Passport and the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel.
Set in the breathtakingly beautiful Italian seaside town of Portofino during the “Roaring 20s,” Season 2 begins in the summer of 1927 as Bella Ainsworth is still devoting all her energy into making Hotel Portofino a success. Having overcome earlier blackmailing threats from a local politician, the hotel is finally starting to prosper. Aside from her hotel duties, Bella is also concerned for her children — Lucian, whose marriage to Rose might be facing trouble, and Alice, who needs a break from her responsibilities at the hotel. Bella’s husband, Cecil, has not been seen since returning to England at the end of the previous summer. With Cecil’s unannounced return to Portofino, the messy private lives of her children, and an imminent visit from a travel guide that could make or break the hotel’s future, Bella has her work cut out to keep all the plates spinning.