EN - Hotel Beau Séjour. Kato, covered in blood, wakes up without any recollection of what happened the night before. Moreover, nobody seems to see or hear her. Slowly it sinks in: she's dead. Who did this to her? And how come a handful of people can still see her, as if she's among the living? Why them specifically? In her search to uncover the truth, Kato will discover that a lot of secrets lie beneath the surface of her supposedly peaceful village community.

NL - Kato, een vermoord meisje, moet haar eigen moordzaak oplossen. Haar grootste hindernis: ze is dood. Gaandeweg ontdekt Kato dat er vijf mensen zijn die haar wél nog zien en horen. Sommigen van hen kent ze, anderen niet. Wat is er met haar gebeurd? Als ze dood is, waarom loopt ze dan nog rond? En waarom zijn er slechts een paar mensen die haar kunnen zien?


Title Beau Séjour
Original title Beau Séjour
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category TV series
Genre drama, thriller
Year 2016
World première / first public presentation 2017-01-08


Cast Lynn Van Royen, Johan Van Assche, Inge Paulussen, Kris Cuppens, Jan Hammenecker, Katrin Lohmann, Mieke De Groote, Barbara Sarafian, Reinhilde Decleir, Charlotte Timmers, Joke Emmers, Joren Seldeslachts, Roel Vanderstukken, Maarten Nulens
Photography Anton Mertens
Editing Bert Jacobs
Sound Stijn Jacobs
Art director Max Van Essche
Costume Cathérine Marchand
Makeup Li Dang Yu
Music Jeroen Swinnen
Creators Bert Van Dael, Sanne Nuyens, Nathalie Basteyns, Kaat Beels

Technical specs

Running time series 10 x 52'
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by the VAF/Media Fund
Production partners VRT


2016: Drama Series Days - European Film Market Berlin (DE); International Competition - Séries Mania (FR); Series Section - Odessa International Film Festival (UA); Serial Madness - Film Fest Gent (BE); Zürich Film Festival (CH); Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (CA); Seriencamp (DE); Are you series? (BE); IFFR (NL)

2015: In The Pipeline - Série Series (FR)


2016: Prix du Public - Séries Mania (FR)


  • Arte (FR - DE)
  • Netflix (worldwide)

Netflix acquires Beau Séjour

Netflix is to roll out the first season of De Mensen's hit drama series Beau Séjour on its platform as of March 16. The news follows the streaming giant's acquisition of rights to this raw, contemporary whodunit for a series of international territories. Most European markets will follow later because of rights issues.

Beau SéjourBeau Séjour premièred on pubcaster één in early January. Its Sunday evening slot regularly reaches a +50% market share, with certain cliffhangers causing for a storm on the social media.

Published on Wednesday 1 March 2017

Top market share for new TV series Beau Séjour

New Belgian TV drama Beau Séjour has been topping the charts in Flanders since the pilot episode aired on New Year’s Day. Broadcast in prime time on Sunday night, the series’ second episode reached over 1.5 million viewers in Flanders, a market share of 51.8%.

Beau SejourFollowing the buzz surrounding the series which won the Audience Award at last year’s Séries Mania in Paris, the pilot episode of Beau Séjour premiered to over a million live viewers in Flanders. Another 346,000 watched the episode on catch-up over the next seven days. The second episode drew more than 1.5 million viewers.

Published on Friday 20 January 2017

Beau Séjour wins Audience Award at Séries Mania

New Flemish fiction series Beau Séjour has won the Audience Award at the seventh edition of Séries Mania (15-24 April), the international television festival in Paris. The series was presented in person by directors Nathalie Basteyns and Kaat Beels; scriptwriters Bert Van Dael and Sanne Nuyens; and lead actress Lynn Van Royen. The audience at Séries Mania named the 10-part series joint winner of the Audience Award out of more than 50 series from all over the world. Beau Séjour is also set to air on Arte in France and Germany next year, a first for a Flemish series.

Beau SéjourThe Séries Mania festival received over 250 submissions from around the world. Beau Séjour was selected as the only Belgian series for the International Competition, together with seven other titles from Norway, Argentina, France, Australia, the UK, Sweden and Israel.

Published on Monday 25 April 2016

Beau Séjour selected for International Competition at Séries Mania

Flanders’ brand-new drama series Beau Séjour has been selected for the seventh edition of Séries Mania (15-24 April), the international television festival in Paris. The series will compete against seven others as part of the International Competition.

Beau SéjourBeau Séjour will be presented as part of the International Competition at Séries Mania, where David Chase, the creator and showrunner of The Sopranos, is jury president this year. The series’ story is set in the hotel of the title where Kato wakes up covered in blood and with no recollection of what happened the night before.

Published on Wednesday 30 March 2016

Talent from Flanders represented at the Berlinale

There was another strong presence from Flanders at this year’s International Film Festival in Berlin (11-21 February). Actress Martha Canga Antonio took the stage as one of 10 European Shooting Stars; foreign films starring Veerle Baetens and Jan Bijvoet were in the line-up; four film professionals from Flanders were picked for the Berlinale Talents initiative; and a variety of Flemish (co-)productions screened in the European Film Market.

BlackMartha Canga Antonio was one of 10 European Shooting Stars in the spotlight during the Berlinale. The actress made an international impact with her debut role as Mavela in Black, a contemporary Romeo & Juliet story directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. Previous Shooting Stars have included Matthias Schoenaerts, Alicia Vikander, Carey Mulligan and Daniel Brühl.

Published on Monday 15 February 2016

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Director Kaat Beels, Nathalie Basteyns
Producers Saskia Verboven, Marijke Wouters
Writers Benjamin Sprengers, Sanne Nuyens, Bert Van Dael

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