Riviera is the lavish and thrilling drama that takes us into the rarefied world of a billionaire family on the Côte d'Azur. The first series scrutinises the family dynamic in the wake of the mysterious death of banker Constantine Clios, and his wife, Georgina (Julia Stiles). Georgina endeavoured to unearth the darkest family secrets of the Clios family, to get to the bottom of her husband’s death.
The second series immediately picks up from the shocking season one finale, with the family now reeling from the death of another key character. Georgina maintains her battle for power in the Clios household, and we discover more about her backstory – not least the troubled past she abandoned in America, to reinvent herself in the French Riviera. We also encounter a new family, who harbour their own secrets.
Returning faces include Georgina, Irina Clios (played by Lena Olin) and her children Christos (Dimitri Leonidas) and Adriana (Roxanne Duran). A newcomer is Georgina’s uncle Jeff, played by new addition to the cast, Will Arnett.
The Elthams include Lady Cassandra, played by Juliet Stevenson, and by her children, Daphne (Poppy Delevingne) and Nico (Jack Fox), and Daphne’s husband Raafi (Alex Lanipekun).
How to watch
Season two episodes of Riviera premiere Thursdays at 8:30pm on SBS and are available to stream at On Demand after broadcast. Season one is also available to stream as a box set at SBS On Demand.
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