Filming has begun on the second series of the Sky drama Riviera, with an all-star cast.
Set in the sun-drenched south of France, Julia Stiles (Dexter) leads as Georgina Clios, an American art curator seeking to uncover the truth about the death of her billionaire husband.
The drama picks up after the shocking events of the first season finale, as Stiles’ Georgina becomes entangled in the dark and murderous world that the super-rich characters inhabit.
This series sees the arrival of a new set of characters; an aristocratic English family, the Elthams, headed by matriarch Lady Cassandra Eltham (Juliet Stevenson,Truly, Madly, Deeply) and her children, played by Poppy Delevingne (Kingsman: The Golden Circle), Jack Fox (Kids in Love) and Grégory Fitoussi (World War Z).
Will Arnett (Arrested Development) also joins the cast as Georgina’s charismatic uncle.
Cast members Lena Olin, Roxane Duran and Dimitri Leonidas will also return for the second series.
“Georgina’s past catches up to her in season two and the drama only intensifies,’ says Stiles, “She is reunited with her mysterious yet charming uncle, someone who sees through her armor.”
Acclaimed Belgian director Hans Herbots will return to the series as lead director, with the new series set to air in 2019.