Sky Atlantic’s sun soaked, smash hit, Riviera, will return for a third outing with filming set to start in Autumn 2019.
“You’d think that there was nothing left for the Riviera to throw at Georgina but series three is our most ambitious yet. I am thrilled to be a part of this incredible drama for Sky Atlantic. The chance to deliver another season of Riviera is exciting and I am grateful to our audience for coming along with us on this journey.” – Julia Stiles, executive producer
The new series will see Julia Stiles take the glitz and glamour of the Cote d’Azur around the globe as her character Georgina Clios tries to escape the devastation the Riviera has wrought on her. As well as starring in the show, Julia Stiles (Bourne Identity) will executive produce series III.
It’s recognised as the perfect combination of wealth, power and glamour, but underneath the murky waters of the Cote d’Azur lies a turbulent world of deceit, murder and manipulation.
In the latest episodes behind every great fortune is a great crime, and the second run of Riviera sees Georgina ( Julia Stiles) focused on trying to get away with murder as she fights to retain power within the Clios household and her position at the top of the elusive art world.
Picking up immediately from the shocking ending of season one, with the Clios family still reeling from the devastation caused by Constantine’s mysterious death, Georgina continues her battle for dominance and control with Irina Clios ( Lena Olin ) and her children Christos (Dimitri Leonidas) and Adriana (Roxanne Duran).
She must also contend with new arrivals, the Eltham family. A dynasty who sail in to the shores of the Cote d’Azur, with secrets of their own. Juliet Stevenson takes on the role of Lady Cassandra Eltham and is joined on the Riviera by her children, the impossibly stylish Daphne (Poppy Delevingne) and the brooding Nico (Jack Fox) and Daphne’s husband Raafi (Alex Lanipekun).
Meanwhile, Georgina is reunited with her charismatic uncle Jeff (Will Arnett) and we learn more about the troubled past she left behind in America. She also becomes entangled with the handsome and mysterious Noah (Grégory Fitoussi).
The eight-part third series will return to the south of France and also move to Venice and Argentina. Riviera is a Sky original drama in association with Altice Studios the programmes will fill an hour-long slot on Sky Atlantic. The announcement comes following the release of the second run earlier this week. Series one and series two are currently available to watch on demand on Sky and streaming service NOW TV.
“We are so proud of this Sky original series. We set out to make the most glamourous show in the world and now we are taking that glamour to a host of new locations which will provide even more intrigue, danger and beauty.” – Zai Bennett, Director of Programming, Sky Entertainment