Sky has renewed Riviera for a third season.
The series, which stars Julia Stiles, is set in the sun-drenched South of France, the opulent playground of the world’s richest – including the Clios household, where Georgina (Stiles) is striving to stay afloat, not to mention at the top of the elusive art world.
Season 2 premiered last week, seeing Georgina continues her battle for dominance and control with Irina Clios (Lena Olin) and her children, Christos (Dimitri Leonidas) and Adriana (Roxanne Duran), plus new threats from the Eltham family – a dynasty led by Juliet Stevenson as Lady Cassandra Eltham and Poppy Delevingne as Daphne and Jack Fox as Nico. And then, of course, there’s Georgina’s charismatic uncle, Jeff (Will Arnett), to worry about, and the handsome and mysterious Noah (Grégory Fitoussi).
Within days of the sophomore season’s debut, Sky has already announced that it will return to the French Riviera for a third time – and then move on to Venice and Argentina to boot.
Season 3 will see Stiles’ Georgina take the glitz and glamour of the Cote d’Azur around the globe as Georgina Clios tries to escape the devastation the Riviera has wrought on her. As well as starring in the show, Stiles will executive produce the eight-part season.
“You’d think that there was nothing left for the Riviera to throw at Georgina but series three is our most ambitious yet,” she says. “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.”
Riviera is a Sky original drama in association with Altice Studios. Produced by Archery Pictures and Primo Productions, the Executive Producers are Kris Thykier, Paul McGuinness and Kara Manley for Sky. International distribution is being handled by Sky Vision.
Kris Thykier, executive producer, adds: “The first season of Riviera was Sky’s most successful original series of all time with 20 million downloads in the UK, we hope that season two can build on this success and are thrilled to be going into production on a third series. Working with Sky has been an amazing experience and we are incredibly grateful for their unbridled enthusiasm and overwhelming support for the show.”
Filming on Season 3 will start in Autumn 2019.