Cyril Metzger and Manon Clavel are set to star in Netflix‘s upcoming hotel period drama “Winter Palace.”
Metzger (“Happening”) will play André Morel while Clavel (“The Truth”) is set to star as Rose. Together they portray a wealthy married couple who are guests at the hotel at the centre of the show.
Simon Ludders (“Bridgerton”) plays ambitious aristocrat Lord Fairfax, whose dream is to turn the hotel in a winter holiday destination.
Also joining the cast are Astrid Roos as Lady Isobel, Henry Pettigrew as Sir Conan Doyle, “Vikings” hero Clive Standen as Lance Raney, Vincent Heneine as Chef Voclain and Axel Granberger as Marcus.
Swiss stars Alix Henzelin, Antoine Basler, Gaspard Boesch, Roland Vouilloz, Serge Musy and Karim Barras round out the cast.
“Winter Palace” is set to start filming in the Swiss resort towns of Montreux and Valais this month and is scheduled to wrap next spring.
The eight-episode period extravaganza, set to be a cross between “Downton Abbey” and “The White Lotus,” tells the story of how the luxury winter tourism market came to be. In 1899, hotelier André Morel has a dream of turning his establishment into a palace accessible for the entire winter season.
“Between the climatic conditions, the rather boorish staff and the demanding guests, will he be able to make his dreams come true?” asks the logline.
The show, which is a co-production between Swiss network RTS, French production company Oble and Netflix, will drop on Netflix at the end of next year after a limited time release on RTS and its accompanying streamer Play Suisse. It is written by Lindsay Shapero and directed by Pierre Monnard.
The production will include 950 extras, 6,000 pieces of costume and a dozen horse-drawn carriages and sleighs.
“’Winter Palace’ will bring to life the experience of a luxury hotel with its share of fantasies, excesses, carefree lifestyle and celebrities, while also revealing its backstage drama,” said Monnard. “These contrasts will vary the tempo and constantly surprise the audience.”