FOX Picks Up “Southern Gothic Dramedy” ‘Filthy Rich’ Starring Kim Cattrall
FOX had given a series order to “southern gothic dramedy” ‘Filthy Rich‘ starring Kim Cattrall the network announced last night.
‘Filthy Rich’ is a soapy family drama which shows what happens when wealth, power and religion collide. The story begins when Eugene Monreaux, the wealthy CEO of the world’s largest Christian network dies in a plane crash. Whilst mourning their loss, his wife and adult children are stunned to discover he has grown, illegitimate kids who also are in his will.
Margaret (Cattrall), the steel azalea matriarch of the Monreaux family, tries to pay them to go away, but these newly legitimized heirs have very different ideas and insist on not only staying in town but becoming part of the family empire. With monumental twists and turns, ‘Filthy Rich’ presents a world in which everyone has an ulterior motive, and it’s clear, no one is going down without a fight!
Joining ‘Sex and the City’ star Kim Cattrall in the cast are Aubrey Dollar (‘Battle Creek’) as Rose Monreaux, Corey Cott (‘The Good Fight’) as Eric Monreaux, Olivia Macklin (‘The Young Pope’, ‘LA to Vegas’) as Becky Monreaux, Mark L. Young (‘The Comeback’) as Jason Conley, Melia Kreiling (‘Salvation’, ‘Tyrant’) as Ginger Sweet, Steve Harris (‘Legends’, ‘Awake’) as Franklin Lee, Benjamin Aguilar as Antonio Rivera, and David Denman (‘Outcast’, ‘The Office’) as Reverend Paul Luke Thomas. Gerald McRaney (‘This Is Us’, ’24: Legacy’, ‘House of Cards’) plays Eugene Monreaux, the aforementioned dead husband.
The dramedy is based on a New Zealand series of the same name, with this US version written and directed by Tate Taylor, writer/director of the critically-acclaimed and multi-award-winning movie ‘The Help’. This marks a happy ending for the show, which has actually been floating around FOX for a couple of years in development, but it has taken until now to make it on screen due to Taylor’s availability and movie commitments.
As ‘Filthy Rich‘ has only just been announced, its too early to know if or when it might land in the UK, but we’ll keep you up to date should we hear anything.
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