ABC’s new summer drama Grand Hotel is set to premiere on June 17, 2019. The new series arrives with season one episode one directed by Ken Olin (This Is Us) from a script by Brian Tanen (Devious Maids, Desperate Housewives). Tanen executive produces with Eva Longoria, Ben Spector, Bob Daily, Bill D’Elia, Ramón Campos, and Teresa Fernández-Valdés. Campos and Fernández-Valdés executive produced the original Spanish series that inspired the ABC production.
Season one will air on Mondays at 10pm ET/PT.
The cast of season one includes Oscar nominee Demián Bichir (Best Actor, A Better Life) as Santiago Mendoza, ALMA award winner Roselyn Sánchez (Outstanding Actress in a Drama Television Series, Without a Trace) as Gigi Mendoza, Denyse Tontz (The Fosters) as Alicia Mendoza, and Bryan Craig (Valor) as Javi Mendoza. Wendy Raquel Robinson (The Mayor) is Mrs. P, Lincoln Younes (Home and Away) is Danny, Shalim Ortiz (Magic City) is Mateo, and Anne Winters (13 Reasons Why) plays Ingrid.
Chris Warren (The Fosters) plays Jason, Feliz Ramirez is Carolina, and Justina Adorno (Seven Seconds) is Yoli in the show’s first season.
The “Pilot” Plot – Charismatic Santiago Mendoza owns the hotel, while his glamorous second wife, Gigi, and their adult children enjoy the spoils of success. The hotel’s loyal staff round out a contemporary fresh take on an upstairs/downstairs story. Wealthy and beautiful guests bask in luxury, but scandals, escalating debt and explosive secrets hide beneath the picture-perfect exterior.