Sky Atlantic’s original drama series Riviera will premiere on Thursday June 15th at 9pm, it has been announced.
Rivera tells the story of Georgina, whoc is newly married to billionaire Constantine Clios when he is killed in a yacht explosion. She is shocked to discover the fortune that maintained his immaculate, ever-so-tasteful lifestyle is tainted with dishonesty, double-dealing, crime, and ultimately murder. Helped by Constantine’s first wife, Georgina will undergo an education in lying, double-dealing, outright theft and shocking criminality. She has to learn fast to maintain the Clios mansion and save the family from its enemies and from itself.
The ten episode drama series is based on an idea from former U2 manager Paul McGuinness and was created for television by Neil Jordan (The Borgias), co-written with Booker Prize-winning author John Banvill Riviera is being produced by Archery Pictures and Primo Productions and stars Julia Stiles (Jason Bourne Film Series), Adrian Lester (London Spy), Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones), Lena Olin (Chocolat), Roxane Duran (White Ribbon), Phil Davis (Whitechapel), Amr Waked (Salmon Fishing In The Yemen) and Igal Naor (The Honourable Woman). The executive producers are Neil Jordan, Liza Marshall, Kris Thykier and Paul McGuinness.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.