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[11/11/21 - 07:00 AM]
ITV and Amazon Studios Announce Casting and Start of Production for Glossy, High-Stakes Family Drama, "Riches"
"Riches" follows the exploits of the brash, super-successful, and wealthy Richards family.







RICHES (AMAZON)
Premieres in TBA 2022 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
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STATUS:
new in 2022/2023 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (6 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
limited series
DESCRIPTION:
(from Amazon's press release, November 2021) ITV, Amazon Studios, and Greenacre Films announced today that production has begun in London on Riches. The six-part drama series, led by a stellar cast, will premiere on ITV in the UK, and will be available on Prime Video in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Nordics, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Riches follows the exploits of the brash, super-successful, and wealthy Richards family. It stars Deborah Ayorinde (Them, Truth Be Told) as Nina, the estranged daughter of self-made millionaire, Stephen Richards, played by Hugh Quarshie (Stephen, Absentia). Sarah Niles (Ted Lasso, I May Destroy You) plays Stephen's second wife, Claudia, Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey, Requiem) stars as his trusted advisor and confidante, Gideon, and Hermione Norris (Cold Feet, Luther) stars as Stephen's faithful assistant, Maureen Dawson. The cast also includes Adeyinka Akinrinade (Top Boy, Temple) as Alesha, Ola Orebiyi (Cherry, A Brixton Tale) as Gus, C.J. Beckford (Sitting in Limbo, The Trial of Christine Keeler) as Andre, Nneka Okoye (Grantchester, The A List) as Wanda, and Emmanuel Imani (Cobra, Black Earth Rising) as Simon. Highly intelligent with an undeniably ruthless streak, Stephen Richards is one of the UK's most successful Black businessmen: Powerful, driven, impassioned, and with a glamourous second wife, Claudia, his life is never dull. Along with their adult children, Alesha, Gus, and Wanda, they love spending their hard-earned cash and enjoying the good life. In New York, Stephen's estranged children from his first marriage, Nina and Simon, have established themselves as entrepreneurs in their own right, each successful in their own field. When Stephen suffers a sudden medical emergency, the family's world comes crashing down. As his life hangs in the balance, his different sets of children are about to collide. With secrets and lies rising to the surface and the Richards empire at stake, it's going to be a complicated family reunion.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Adeyinka Akinrinade as Alesha
· Brendan Coyle as Gideon
· C.J. Beckford as Andre
· Deborah Ayorinde as Nina
· Emmanuel Imani as Simon
· Hermione Norris as Maureen Dawson
· Hugh Quarshie as Stephen Richards
· Nneka Okoye as Wanda
· Ola Orebiyi as Gus
· Sarah Niles as Claudia
CREW INFORMATION:
· Abby Ajayi as DIR/WRTR
· Alison Carpenter as EP
· Alison Owen as EP
· Amanda Jenks as EP
· Darcia Martin as DIR
· Nadine Marsh-Edwards as EP
· Sebastian Thiel as DIR
· Yvonne Francas as PROD
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Amazon Studios
· Greenacre Films
· Monumental Television