Altice Boards Sky’s French Crime Series ‘Riviera,’ Starring Julia Stiles

The co-production partnership is “a new step in a plan to turn a clever actor in a prolongation industry,” says Altice Group CEO Michel Combes.

Sky Vision, a prolongation and placement arm of compensate TV hulk Sky, pronounced Wednesday that European telecommunications firm Altice Group has come on house as co-producer of French crime array Riviera, starring Julia Stiles.

The 10-part play thriller, set on France’s Cote d’Azur, was combined by Oscar-winning author Neil Jordan (The Crying Game). Castmembers include Lena Olin (Chocolat, The Reader), Adrian Lester (Undercover), Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones) and Roxane Duran (White Ribbon).

Set opposite a backdrop of sun-drenched luxury, a array “explores a gorgeous evil of implicitly obscure characters and contrasts a Vanity Fair world of private jets, excellent art and impracticable parties with a dark, dangerous and even lethal underbelly,” according to a uncover description.

In a U.S., Altice is famous for carrying acquired wire operator Cablevision Systems and a infancy interest in wire firm Suddenlink. The co-production understanding fits into a ambitions to rise strange play array and a prior proclamation of a launch of a reward compensate TV linear channel this summer.

Michel Combes, Altice Group’s CEO, said: “As partial of Altice Group’s investment in strange origination given Altice Studio’s launch in Oct 2016, this partnership with Sky Vision is a new step in a plan to turn a clever actor in a prolongation attention and to strech a aspiration to introduce a best array to a clients.”

Zai Bennett, executive of programming during Sky, said: “We’re so gratified to be co-producing a stirring Riviera with a partners Altice. Original play is pivotal to Sky’s ongoing programming plan and this smart, fun and voluptuous play will supplement extent to a already world-class charity on [our network] Sky Atlantic.”

Nora Melhli, executive of strange origination at Altice, added: “We are gay to co-produce Riviera with Sky Vision and Archery Pictures. Collaborating again with [Sky’s play head] Anne Mensah on such a singular and desirous play is a unequivocally sparkling adventure. Following a array Medicis, Sirens and Taken, Riviera will be a opposite and clever offer for a audience.”

And Mensah said: “We unequivocally valued operative with Nora Melhli on dual seasons of The Tunnel, so we know Nora and Altice will be a ideal partners for delivering a glamor and thrills of Riviera.”

Riviera will have a universe premiere TV screening during MIPTV in Cannes. Sky Vision is doing worldwide sales.