Will Arnett, Poppy Delevingne, Juliet Stevenson, Jack Fox and Grégory Fitoussi join the cast of Sky Atlantic's Riviera

Series two of the Sky original Production Riviera commences filming with the addition of the stellar new cast

The Cote d’Azur is about to get even more stylish as a host of new faces join the cast of Sky Atlantic’s record breaking drama, Riviera.

The second series of the Sky original production sees returning cast members Julia Stiles, Lena Olin, Roxane Duran and Dimitri Leonidas joined in the sun-soaked south of France by Will Arnett (Arrested Development), Juliet Stevenson (Truly, Madly, Deeply), Poppy Delevingne (Kingsman: The Golden Circle), Jack Fox (Kids In Love) and Grégory Fitoussi (World War Z).

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This series picks up in the aftermath of the shocking first series finale. While the Clios family contend with the devastation caused by Constantine’s death, Georgina’s focus is on getting away with murder. However, things become more complicated with the introduction of the Elthams, an aristocratic English family with secrets of their own. Juliet Stevenson takes on the role of Lady Cassandra Eltham and is joined on the Riviera by her children, the impossibly stylish Daphne (Delevingne) and the brooding Nico (Fox).

Meanwhile, Georgina (Julia Stiles) is reunited with her charismatic uncle Jeff (Arnett) and we learn more about the troubled past she left behind in America. She also becomes entangled with the handsome and mysterious Noah (Fitoussi).

The first season of Riviera was Sky’s most successful original commission to date with an audience of 2.3m per episode, and over 20m downloads and views in total. Riviera 2 promises to give fans even more of what they love, with more glamour, more intrigue and more betrayal: all set against the gorgeous backdrop of the playground of the super rich.

Filming commenced today on location in Nice with the series set to return to Sky Atlantic and NOW TVin 2019.

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Julia Stiles said: “It’s thrilling to return to the Riviera and to welcome such incredible new talent to the show. Georgina’s past catches up to her in season two and the drama only intensifies. She is reunited with her mysterious yet charming uncle, someone who sees through her armor. Will is perfectly cast in that role and I am excited to explore how far Georgina will go to protect her new life.”

Sky's Head of Drama, Anne Mensah said: “Riviera is the ultimate in escapism, a cinematic journey into the extraordinary world of the rich and powerful seen through the eyes of our anti-heroine, Georgina.”

“The Elthams will bring a fresh rush of aristocratic British elegance to sit alongside the new money European luxury of the Clioses, while the introduction of Georgina’s uncle Jeff gives us the opportunity to explore more of her dark backstory. We are thrilled these characters will be brought to life by such incredible acting talent.”

Riviera also welcomes back acclaimed Belgian director, Hans Herbots (Rellik) in the role of lead director.