Golden Globe® nominee Julia Stiles (The Bourne Ultimatum), Oscar nominee Lena Olin (Chocolat), Adrian Lester (TV’s Hustle) and Iwan Rheon (TV’s Game of Thrones), lead an incredible cast in the intense TV thriller Riviera, coming to Digital Download, Blu-ray & DVD September 25 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Created and co-written by Academy Award winner Neil Jordan (The Crying Game, Mona Lisa), Sky Original Production Riviera follows the story of Georgina Clios (Stiles), the smart and resourceful second wife of a billionaire banker who dies in a yacht explosion – a catastrophe that sets in motion a dramatic chain of events that exposes the darker flipside to the Riviera’s glitz and glamour.
From directors including lead director Philipp Kadelbach (SS-GB), Hans Herbots (The Spiral), Damon Thomas (Penny Dreadful), Paul Walker (Boy Meets Girl) and cast member Adrian Lester, it’s an enthralling and powerful story set against the visually stunning backdrop of the South of France.
RIVIERA bonus features include:
- “Julia Stiles on The Riviera” interview
The 10-part thriller follows the moral descent of smart and resourceful art curator Georgina Clios (Stiles), who discovers her vast fortune is tainted by dishonesty, double-dealing and murder when her billionaire husband is killed in a mysterious explosion on board a Russian oligarch’s yacht. As she sets out to uncover what happened, stark truths about her husband emerge and she is led deep into the dark world of the Riviera’s super-rich. There, she must learn to adapt, survive and ultimately thrive if she is to save the Clios family and fortune from both its enemies and itself.
The story also examines the multi–million–dollar world of contemporary art, which offers a thematic strand–what is real, what is beauty, what is value? The arbitrary nature of the answers to these questions mirrors the moral ambiguity of all our characters, most of all Georgina.
Broadcast Year: 2017 (Sky Atlantic)
RIVIERA has a run time of approximately 450 minutes (10x45mins)
and an expected rating of 15.