Hotel Adlon, from movie director Uli Edel (Last Exit to Brooklyn), will arrive on All 4’s Walter Presents on 2nd June 2017.
The German series sports an all-star cast that includes Josefine Preuß, Helino Ferch, Marie Bäumer, Burghart Klaussner, Sunnyi Melles and Thomas Thieme.
Hotel Adlon tells the heart-wrenching story of the family behind Berlin’s Adlon Hotel. It is inspired by the the events that marked the first 90 years of Germany’s most iconic hotel.
In 1904, unmarried teenager Alma Schadt gives birth to a daughter, Sonja. To avoid a scandal, Alma’s parents – Gustaf and Otille Schadt, friends and patrons of Lorenz Adlon – pretend the child is their own. In doing so, they create a secret that will forever entwine the two families. In the 1920’s, Sonja moves into the hotel as a young woman and experiences the glitz, glamour and hedonistic parties of the Golden Twenties. Whilst there, she falls in love with a Jewish pianist and left-wing journalist Julian Zimmermann but when the Nazi’s come into power, their young lover’s idyll comes crashing down.
When it launched in Germany, Hotel Adlon scored record ratings of over 25.5 million viewers across three evenings.
The complete series of Hotel Adlon will be available on All 4’s Walter Presents from Friday 2nd June 2017.