Riviera This Year’s Biggest Launch On Sky Atlantic

Sky original Riviera, starring Julia Stiles (The Bourne Identity), has been watched by 1.2 million viewers live and on demand, becoming the biggest launch on Sky Atlantic in 2017 – beating Big Little Lies and season two of Billions.

Episode two of the pan European drama, created by Neil Jordan (The Borgias), was watched by 965,000 viewers on demand ahead of its linear broadcast, and 281,000 people watched the entire ten episode series on demand in the first week.

In Riviera, Georgina’s (Julia Stiles) luxurious life is blown apart when her art collector husband Constantine is killed in an explosion aboard the yacht of a Russian oligarch and arms dealer.

Believing there to be more to the tragedy, Georgina sets out to uncover what really happened. However, as the truth of Constantine’s dealings emerge, she begins to realise who she was really married to.

In order to protect her family and their fortune, Georgina will have to adapt to her dangerous new reality and become an A-plus student in the brutal art of survival.

The cast is rounded out by Adrian Lester (Undercover) as Georgina’s friend and art dealer Robert Carver; Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones) and Dimitri Leonidas (The Monuments Men) as Constantine’s sons Adam and Christos; Lena Olin (Vinyl) as Irina, Constantine’s ex-wife; and Phil Davis as Jukes, the art fraud investigator.