Riviera filming new series in France
A second series of high-end Sky Atlantic drama Riviera has started a long shoot in Nice in the south of France.
The story follows affluent widow Georgina, who must rebuild her life against the backdrop of intrigue and deceit on France’s glamorous Cote D’Azur after the death of her billionaire husband.
Riviera's second series is again produced by Archery Pictures, Primo Productions and Sky, in association with Altice Studios.
“It’s thrilling to return to the riviera and to welcome such incredible new talent to the show,” said Julia Stiles, who stars as Georgina.
“Georgina’s past catches up to her in Season Two and the drama only intensifies. She is reunited with her mysterious yet charming uncle, someone who sees through her armour.”
The first series of Riviera gained an audience of some 20 million, including on-demand downloads.
France is becoming a more popular location for British productions and recently hosted scenes for Sky’s own series Patrick Melrose with Benedict Cumberbatch.
The broadcaster’s internationally-produced shows include Chernobyl, which is currently filming in Lithuania, doubling the northern European country for Ukraine.
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