US cable network Ovation has picked up Sky Atlantic’s ten-part thriller Riviera, starring Julia Stiles (The Bourne Identity) and Lena Olin (Vinyl) in a tale about an art curator who is determined to uncover the truth about her husband’s death.
Set in the south of France, Georgina (Julia Stiles) is newly married to billionaire Constantine Clios when he is killed in a yacht explosion. She is shocked to discover the fortune that maintained his immaculate, ever-so-tasteful lifestyle is tainted with dishonesty, double-dealing, crime, and ultimately murder.
Helped by Constantine’s first wife Inna (Lena Olin), Georgina will undergo an education in lying, double-dealing, outright theft and shocking criminality. She has to learn fast to maintain the Clios mansion and save the family from its enemies and from itself.
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; and Phil Davis as Jukes, the art fraud investigator.
EVP for Programming at Ovation, Scott Woodward, said: “We have had a lot of success with international drama series and Riviera, being a story ensconced in the world of art, is right in our wheelhouse.”