Justina Adorno thinks Grand Hotel's premiere in summer is the 'perfect setup' after it was initially thought to be a winter show
The pilot for the upcoming ABC family drama was filmed in March 2018. The cast members thought it was a winter show, to be aired right after 'The Bachelor' but something else came up
If the premiere of ABC's upcoming series the 'Grand Hotel' feels like a deja vu, it probably is because you may have chanced upon its trailer last year. While no dates were released, Eva Longoria's 'Grand Hotel' was set to premiere last winter but it was pushed for the summer, because of 'The Bachelorette.'
"At first we thought we were going to be right behind the Bachelor and we were going to be coming out during the winter," Justina Adorno, who plays the role of Yoli in the series, told MEA WorldWide (MEAWW). "And when that did not happen we were like what's happening. And then we heard about the Bachelorette," she added.
Slated to premiere on June 17, Adorno believes that this is a "perfect setup," and a summer watch, right after 'The Bachelorette,' would mean more viewers. "I think more women watch The Bachelorette and I feel women especially are going to watch our show," she added.
'Grand Hotel,' a remake of a Spanish series of the same name, centers around the wealthy Mendoza family. The synopsis reads: "The last family-owned hotel in multicultural Miami Beach. 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."
Adorno revealed that the pilot for the series was shot in March 2018, but said that it felt like "5 years." The series resumed filming last August and wrapped up in January. Citing that the waiting game has been strong, she added that the "whole cast was waiting for it to come out."
"I don't even know what happens in episode 2, especially with the other characters," she said as she looks forward to the premiere. As a fan of Bachelor Nation herself, Adorno is thrilled that her show comes right after 'The Bachelorette.'
"I would be watching my show regardless of if I was there because I watch the Bachelor and the Bachelorette," the 28-year-old actress concluded.
The series comes to ABC on June 17.