‘RIVIERA’ TO HAVE MIPTV WORLD PREMIERE TV SCREENING

21 Feb 2017

AUDACIOUS NEW SKY ORIGINAL PRODUCTION TAKES YOU INTO THE DEPRAVED AND DANGEROUS WORLD OF FRANCE’S GLITZY COTE D’AZUR
 
‘RIVIERA’ TO FEATURE CAST MEMBERS JULIA STILES, LENA OLIN, ADRIAN LESTER, IWAN RHEON CREATED BY OSCAR-WINNING DIRECTOR NEIL JORDAN, BASED ON AN IDEA BY PAUL MCGUINNESS

 
Paris, 21st February 2017 – Sky Vision’s brand new thriller series “Riviera” will, fittingly, have its World Premiere TV Screening on the French Riviera at MIPTV 2017.
 
MIPTV 2017, the spring’s biggest TV and digital content event for professionals, takes place in Cannes, France from 3-6 April. The World Premiere TV Screening is scheduled for 3 April at 6.30pm in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals.
 
“Riviera” is an intoxicating thriller set on the opulent Côte d’Azur, playground of the world’s super-rich. The sun-drenched luxury of the South of France provides a deceptive backdrop for the dazzling depravity of the morally ambiguous characters, locked in a web of complex relationships.
 
Julia Stiles plays Georgina, a Midwestern US girl turned resourceful wife of billionaire art collector Constantine Clios. When her husband is killed in an explosion aboard the yacht of a mysterious Russian oligarch, she sets out to uncover what happened and discovers a world of lies, double-dealing and criminality.
 
“Riviera”, a Sky Original Production, will be shown exclusively on Sky Atlantic in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany and Austria in 2017. The series is produced by Archery Pictures and Primo Productions, with worldwide sales handled by Sky Vision.
 
Stiles and her co-stars Lena Olin (Academy Award nominee), Adrian Lester (“Undercover”) and Dimitri Leonidas (“Monuments Men”) are due to be in Cannes to promote the show, along with executive producers Liza Marshall and Paul McGuinness (on whose original idea the series is based), plus series producer Foz Allen. “Riviera” also stars Iwan Rheon ("Game of Thrones"), Amr Waked and Roxane Duran ("White Ribbon").
 
Jane Millichip, Managing Director, Sky Vision: “Thank you to the organisers of MIPTV for selecting 'Riviera' for the World Premiere TV Screening at this year’s festival. The series is set on the French Riviera and radiates glamour, style and quality. How fitting, it is making its debut at a festival in Cannes!”
 
“What better place for Sky Vision’s World Premiere TV Screening of ‘Riviera’ than on the French Riviera itself. MIPTV will provide a global stage for the launch of this new series and a warm welcome to accompanying cast members and executive producers. The Cannes Film Festival has presented many Neil Jordan films including ‘Mona Lisa’ and ‘Not I,’ and we couldn’t be happier to present his new original production for Sky at MIPTV for an audience of top buyers, media and other decision-makers from around the world” said Laurine Garaude, Director of the TV Division at Reed MIDEM, which organises MIPTV.

 

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