Julia Stiles To Discover Her Dark Side On The Riviera

Sky Atlantic has announced that Riviera, a ten part thriller created by Neil Jordan (The Borgias) and co-written by author John Banville (The Sea), will star Julia Stiles (The Bourne Series) and air late in 2017.

Georgina (Julia Stiles) is newly married to billionaire Constantine Clios when he is killed in a yacht explosion. She is shocked to discover that his fortune is tainted with dishonesty, double-dealing, crime, and murder.

Helped by Constantine’s first wife, Georgina will undergo an education in lying, double-dealing, outright theft and criminality. She needs to learn fast if she is to maintain the Clios mansion and save the family from its enemies and itself. Hiding her bloodstained fingers inside Chanel gloves, she soon reveals herself to be an A-plus student in the brutal art of survival.

Julia Stiles said in a press release: “What attracted me to Riviera is the setting, a romantic and glamorous world where not everything is as it seems, and the opportunity to explore a character who is also not as she appears. Georgina is the classic anti-hero, ultimately a good person, but compromised by the corruption around her.”

Anne Mensah, Sky’s Head of Drama, said: “Neil Jordan has created the most audacious show in the most exquisite and luxurious of settings. This show is the perfect thriller for a Sky Atlantic audience – ambitious, compelling and clever. Quite simply, you won’t have seen anything like it on television before.”

Riviera will be shot on location this summer and will air on Sky Atlantic in the UK and Ireland late in 2017.