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[10/30/18 - 09:35 AM]
Ovation Unveils the Dark and Delicious Art World of "Riviera" on February 9
The Sundance Now streaming series will make its linear premiere on the cable channel.

[via press release from Ovation TV]

OVATION UNVEILS THE DARK AND DELICIOUS ART WORLD OF "RIVIERA" ON FEBRUARY 9

The Decadent Drama Series Stars Julia Stiles, Lena Olin and Anthony LaPaglia

Los Angeles, CA - October 30, 2018 - Following the critically-acclaimed, three-season run of the epic drama series Versailles, Ovation, America's only arts network, continues the tradition of presenting premium artful programming with the debut of Riviera, a scripted drama series starring actress Julia Stiles. Riviera masterfully weaves complex characters and an intricate plot, all against the incomparable backdrop of the Cote d'Azur. There is beauty, there is wealth, but audiences will soon learn that all that glitters is not gold. Season One of Riviera will air on Ovation starting Saturday, February 9th at 10pm ET / 7pm PT.

Created by Neil Jordan (The Borgias, The Crying Game), Riviera stars Julia Stiles (the Bourne series) as art curator Georgina Clios, whose husband Constantine (Anthony LaPaglia - Bad Blood, Without a Trace), head of the Clios Bank, is killed in a yacht explosion. She must work out who in his family she can trust to help her uncover whether it was an accident, murder, or if Constantine is still alive. Lena Olin (Alias, The Unbearable Lightness of Being) stars as Constantine's ex-wife Irina, while Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones), Dimitri Leonidas and Roxane Duran play the Clios children. The series also stars Adrian Lester (Undercover, London Spy) as art dealer Robert Carver, an old and trusted friend to Georgina who dabbles in forgery and the more criminal side of life. View the trailer for season one of Riviera here:

Season One Episode Guide:

Episode 1 - Saturday, February 9 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT

Art curator Georgina Clios (Julia Stiles)'s husband Constantine (Anthony LaPaglia), head of the Clios Bank, is killed in a yacht explosion.

Episode 2 - Saturday, February 16 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT

Georgina (Julia Stiles) discovers Interpol are investigating Constantine (Anthony LaPaglia) for money laundering and art forgery, which unexpectedly links to an old friend of hers.

Episode 3 - Saturday, February 23 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT

Georgina (Julia Stiles) confronts Constantine (Anthony LaPaglia)'s forger, looking for answers as to what her husband was doing on the yacht.

Episode 4 - Saturday, March 2 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT

In the safe room, Georgina (Julia Stiles) discovers proof that Constantine (Anthony LaPaglia) was in league with mysterious art collector Jon Brandeis (Igor Skreblin).

Episode 5 - Saturday, March 9 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT

Irina (Lena Olin) hosts a gala at the villa. Georgina (Julia Stiles) uses the event to interrogate the one person she believes holds the key to Constantine (Anthony LaPaglia)'s criminal activity.

Episode 6 - Saturday, March 16 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT

In the aftermath of the murder, the family are questioned by the police. Georgina (Julia Stiles) begins to suspect that Adam (Iwan Rheon) has some connection to the murderer.

Episode 7 - Saturday, March 23 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT

Jukes (Phil Davis) intends to charge Georgina (Julia Stiles) with Constantine (Anthony LaPaglia)'s crimes unless she can prove Jon Brandeis (Igor Skreblin) was to blame.

Episode 8 - Saturday, March 30 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT

Nadia (Nora Arnezeder)'s Russian handlers threaten the Clios family, prompting Georgina (Julia Stiles) to join forces with an unlikely ally.

Episode 9 - Saturday, April 6 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT

Christos (Dimitri Leonidas) is kidnapped and Georgina (Julia Stiles) must work with Irina (Lena Olin) in order to extricate him. But how far will they go in order to ensure his safety?

Episode 10 - Saturday, April 13 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT

Georgina (Julia Stiles) resolves to end the Russian threat before anyone else's life is endangered. She discovers a message from Constantine (Anthony LaPaglia).

For more information about the series: https://www.ovationtv.com/riviera/

About OVATION America's Only Arts Network

Art has the power to inspire us, elevate our thinking, and awaken our senses. As an independent television, production and digital media company, OVATION has an unparalleled commitment to the arts, culture and captivating entertainment. Showcasing a lineup of critically-acclaimed premium dramas, arts-related specials and documentaries, and iconic films, OVATION salutes innovative storytelling, lives for the art in entertainment, finds beauty in the everyday, and applauds art in unexpected places. OVATION is available to nearly 50M subscribers via cable, satellite and telco systems including Comcast Cable/Xfinity, DIRECTV/AT&T U-verse, SPECTRUM, Verizon FiOS, as well as on VOD. Through THE OVATION FOUNDATION, the company is committed to advocating for the arts, nationally and locally, and has provided more than $15M in contributions and in-kind support to arts institutions and arts education. You can follow OVATION on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, OvationTV.com, and through our App, OVATION NOW.





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