Camilla Läckberg’s The Beach Hotel Set for Viaplay


The Beach Hotel, a new series from best-selling author Camilla Läckberg, is slated to be Viaplay’s latest original.

In the Nordic soap opera crime drama, Werner Gyllenmark holds a party for his 60th birthday at his beach hotel and invites his family, employees and arch-enemy, Egil Grip. An accident causes the event to end abruptly and shocks the entire town as explosive secrets emerge in its aftermath.

Filming of The Beach Hotel has commenced in the Swedish coastal town of Varberg, and the series will premiere exclusively on Viaplay in 2023. Created by Läckberg, the series features as its lead writers Lovisa Löwhagen and Jakob Vasell, who both worked on Hammarvik, a previous collaboration between Läckberg and Viaplay. The series is executive produced by Kristoffer Graci and Lotta Dolk at Creative Society Production and Viaplay Group, respectively.

Läckberg said: “Soap opera is an incredible genre that viewers really connect with. I’m so happy to make this show with Viaplay and take viewers to such a beautiful location. But as every soap fan knows, there’s often something lurking behind an idyll. It’s time for audiences to sink their teeth into a new soap with exciting new characters and intrigues.”

Filippa Wallestam, Viaplay Group’s chief content officer, said: “Camilla Läckberg and Viaplay’s Hammarvik has single-handedly renewed the Nordic soap opera. Her next epic offers rivalries, forbidden love and, as usual with Camilla, a distinct risk that some characters won’t make it to the end. As with Hammarvik, The Beach Hotel will be unmissable entertainment that will attract a broad audience.”