Rupert Graves Heads To ‘Riviera’ For Season 3
As filming gets underway on Season 3 of ‘Riviera‘, Sky has announced Rupert Graves (‘Sherlock’) will join returning cast members Julia Stiles, Poppy Delevingne and Jack Fox in the latest instalment.
A year has passed since the explosive finale of the last series. Georgina (Stiles) has abandoned the cursed Riviera, leaving all its devastation and damage behind to start a new life. Now a rising star in international art restitution, she has reinvented herself as Georgina Ryland as she travels the world – from Venice to Argentina – on the hunt for stolen artworks.
Graves is set to play the character, Gabriel Hirsch. After the moral obscurity of the Riviera, Georgina revels in the relative black and white clarity that her new role gives her, as well as her new alliance with the carefree, charismatic and worldly Hirsch. But in a world in which power, legacy and justice are deadly obsessions, the new season will see Georgina’s loyalty, courage and resilience tested to the extreme, revealing the most surprising Georgina yet.
“Riviera has really captured the imagination of our subscribers and we’re thrilled to be returning to the audacious and unpredictable world occupied by Julia Stiles as Georgina, alongside her new co-star Rupert Graves,” commented Cameron Roach, Sky’s Director of Drama & Sky Studios. “Riviera owns a unique space in the television landscape and we’re very proud of it as a show that offers the promise of danger and suspense whilst really entertaining and thrilling the viewer.”
Rupert will join returning cast members Stiles, Delevingne and Fox, along with a host of other stellar names including Clare-Hope Ashitey (‘Doctor Foster’) as Ellen Swann; Synnove Macody Lund (‘Headhunters’) as Alex Harewood; Franco Masini as Cesar Alsina-Suarez; Elisio Barrionuevo as Dario Alsina-Suarez and Maurizio Lombardi as Luca Aliperti.
“The expansion of this season, in terms of the gorgeous new countries we visit, as well as our new cast members, means the web is even more tangled for Georgina. I am thrilled to navigate this gilded conspiracy through her eyes and with Rupert Graves by her side,” adds star Julia Stiles.
‘Riviera’ is a Sky original drama in association with Altice Studios. Produced by Archery Pictures and Primo Productions, the Executive Producers are Kris Thykier, Paul McGuinness and Kara Manley for Sky Studios.
Sky has not yet set a premiere date for ‘Riviera‘ Season 3, but we expect it to land in 2020. We’ll let you know when we hear more.
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