closedownarrowlogo-verticalmenu-barsearch Skip to main content
Jump to navigation

Sky has dropped a teaser for 'Riviera', its glossy new thriller that's coming this summer.

It's not too revealing, but then it is only a teaser, we suppose.

It shows Julia Stiles emerging from the depths of a body of water, while her and others' voices mention key plot and character points from the series.

According to Sky, "The world of 'Riviera' is one of high fashion and high stakes where the shocking secrets of the super-rich hide in plain sight."

It sounds as if it will shine a light on the supposedly glitzy south of France, and expose the grime of what actually goes on.

"I think 'a sunny place for shady people' is a great way to describe this show," Stiles said in a statement. "While this world is seemingly very glamorous, opulent and beautiful, all is not what it seems and that is echoed in our main characters."

It's described as part family drama, part high-octane crime series. It was created by Oscar-winning writer and director Neil Jordan ('The Borgias'), and is based on an idea by former U2 manager Paul McGuinness.

Stiles plays Georgina Clios, whose wealthy husband dies in mysterious circumstances when his yacht explodes. (Don't you hate it when that happens?) Georgina gradually discovers more and more about the man she married and his decidedly shady goings-on.

It also stars Ian Rheon ('Game of Thrones'), Adrian Lester ('Hustle'), Anthony LaPaglia ('Without a Trace') and Phil Davis ('Poldark').

It will air on Sky Atlantic, and also be available on Now TV with an Entertainment pass.

Join the conversation

comments powered by Disqus

Stay up to date

  • Google+ Follow uSwitchTech
  • Subscribe to our RSS feed

Latest comments

  • Ronthedog 1 week ago Sky Sports changes: Five things... The offer of individual sports channels is long overdue, but I feel they've got their pricing wrong....
  • Kyle Dowling 2 months ago Netflix now doesn't work on... For all those rooted users, either use Magisk (with Magisk hide) or sideload the APK. Just a little more...
  • beakie48 2 months ago BritBox British TV streaming... I have britbox on my roku and can't figure out how to get season two when two seasons are listed. The Jury...

Search news