'Riviera': Release date, cast, plot, trailer and everything you need to know about season 2 of the hit crime drama
'Riviera', Sky's most successful original series, is a thrilling crime drama set on the French Riviera
The second season of Sky Network's 'Riviera' is out. The drama series has been Sky's most successful original series since its debut in 2017. 'Riviera' follows Julia Stiles as Georgina Clios, an American art curator, as she tries to uncover the mystery behind the death of her billionaire husband Constantine Clios (Anthony LaPaglia). Here’s everything you need to know about the glitzy drama's new season:
All 10 episodes of 'Riviera' season two are already available for streaming on NOW TV. The episodes have also been airing weekly since Thursday, May 23, on Sky Atlantic. For newcomers to the show, the first season of 'Riviera' is available on NOW TV. The sixth episode of 'Riviera' season two will arrive on June 20 on Sky Atlantic.
The second season of 'Riviera' picks up immediately after the shocking ending of season one. The Clios family is devastated by the aftermath of Constantine's mysterious death and Georgina is locked in a battle for dominance with Irina Clios and her children Christos and Adriana. Her problems are aggravated by the arrival of the Eltham family, "a dynasty who sail in to the shores of the Cote d'Azur, with secrets of their own". The show will also reveal secrets from Georgina's past with the arrival of her mysterious and charismatic uncle, played by Will Arnett.
Award-winning actress Julia Stiles returns to 'Riviera' in her leading role as Georgina Clios. Her previous work includes playing Nicky Parsons in the 'Bourne' film series and appearing as recurring character Lumen Pierce in the fifth season of Showtime's 'Dexter'.
Arnett, who plays Georgina’s uncle Jeff Carter in the new season, is an acclaimed actor, voice actor and comedian. He is best known for his role as George Oscar "Gob" Bluth II in 'Arrested Development' and as the voice of the titular horse on 'BoJack Horseman'. He has acted in a number of movies including 'Hot Rod' and 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' and lent his voice to roles in animated films like 'Ratatouille', 'Monsters Vs Aliens' and 'Despicable Me'. Arnett also voices Batman in the 'Lego Movie' franchise.
The new season introduces Lady Cassandra Eltham, Georgina’s new rival with secrets of her own. The character is played by English actress Juliet Stevenson who has a distinguished career on both stage and screen. Stevenson has appeared in 'Truly, Madly, Deeply' (1991), 'Emma' (1996) and 'Bend It Like Beckham' (2002).
Irish filmmaker and writer Neil Jordan has been credited as the creator of 'Riviera'. Shortly after the first season was released, Jordan publicly disowned the series saying that his original, darker script was rewritten without his knowledge and that he could not claim it as his work.
The trailer for 'Riviera' season two showcases beautiful visuals of the show's Cote d'Azur setting and reveals Georgina's new rival, Lady Cassandra Eltham. Tensions between the two women are bound to escalate as Cassandra says "I can take you down at any time, Georgina." The trailer also features Georgina saying "Have you ever known me to run away from anything?", making it clear that she will not back down without a fight.