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Much to the delight of its growing army of fans, Sky Atlantic has confirmed that it has ordered a new series of hit original drama Riviera with filming for the third outing set to start in Autumn 2019.
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Making its debut in mid 2017 and starring Bourne films actor Julia Stiles, Riviera is a thriller set in the South of France, with morally ambiguous characters, complex relationships and ‘audacious’ excess. In the UK and Ireland it runs exclusively on Sky Atlantic and online streaming service, NOW TV.

The programme has been a hit since its premiere with its first episode drawing 1.2 million viewers live and on-demand, making it the biggest launch on Sky Atlantic in 2017. Within the first week of being available as a box set in the UK it was downloaded more than 5.3 million times, a record for any new Sky offering of its kind, and to date has generated over 20 million downloads.

The new 8x60’ series, a Sky original drama in association with Altice Studios, will see Stiles take the glamour of the Cote d’Azur around the globe, namely Venice and Argentina, as her character Georgina Clios tries to escape the devastation the Riviera has wrought on her.

As well as starring in the show, Stiles will executive produce the new run along with Kris Thykier, Paul McGuinness and Kara Manley and the show is produced by Archery Pictures and Primo Productions. International distribution is being handled by Sky Vision.

Commenting on the new series Stiles said: “You’d think that there was nothing left for the Riviera to throw at Georgina but series three is our most ambitious yet. I am thrilled to be a part of this incredible drama for Sky Atlantic. The chance to deliver another season of Riviera is exciting and I am grateful to our audience for coming along with us on this journey.”

Zai Bennett, director of programming at Sky Entertainment added: “We are so proud of this Sky original series. We set out to make the most glamourous show in the world and now we are taking that glamour to a host of new locations which will provide even more intrigue, danger and beauty.”