Frivolous escapades into scandalous secrets, glamorous lifestyles, and glittering costumes are much-needed to sway us from reality. Well, FOX’s ‘Filthy Rich’ might do the job just right. A gothic, Southern family drama, this series is an adaptation of New Zealand’s eponymous series. Created by Tate Taylor, the satirical comedy is about a flashy yet flawed clan that is shaken up, following the death of its billionaire patriarch. Following the single-season runs of other similarly themed projects like ‘The Baker and the Beauty‘ and ‘Grand Hotel’, we hope FOX’s foray into the filthy-rich genre lasts longer. But will it? Our preview of its first season might give you some hints.
Filthy Rich Season 1 Release Date:
‘Filthy Rich’ season 1 premieres on September 21, 2020, on FOX, at 9 pm ET/ 8 pm CT. It consists of 10, 45-minute episodes.
Filthy Rich Cast: Who is in it?
Kim Cattrall stars as Margaret Monreaux, who had founded Sunshine Network, alongside her husband Eugene. Margaret additionally happens to be a popular tv host. Eugene (played by Gerald McRaney) is the Monreaux family’s patriarch, who had been leading a secret life — which is revealed after his sudden demise. Aubrey Dollar plays Rose Monreaux, Eugene and Margaret’s daughter, working as a fashion designer.
Corey Cott essays the role of Eric Monreaux, Sunshine Network’s VP, determined to inherit his dad Eugene’s business. Benjamin Levy Aguilar stars as Antonio Rivera, the first of Eugene’s illegitimate children. Antonio is a boxer and a single parent. Mark L. Young plays Jason Conley, the second of Eugene’s illegitimate brood, who works as a marijuana dealer in Colorado. Eugene’s third illegitimate child is Ginger Sweet (played by Melia Kreiling), a cocktail waitress in Las Vegas.
Steve Harris stars as Franklin Lee, the family lawyer looking into the legal affairs, following Eugene’s death. Aaron Lazar plays Reverend Paul Luke Thomas, a televangelist, employed in Sunshine Network. Rounding up the lead cast is Olivia Macklin as Becky Monreaux, Eric’s haughty wife.
Filthy Rich Plot: What is it About?
‘Filthy Rich’ is the scandalous story about a Southern gothic family where wealth, power, and religion intersect. Or as FOX puts it – “more correctly, collide – with outrageously soapy results.” The Monreauxes are an exceptionally rich clan, who rose to fame after launching a Christian television network. But then the patriarch Eugene, while going ahead with his plans, to inaugurate the brand’s digital retail arm, dies in a plane crash.
Eugene’s wife Margaret is now in charge of the family empire. However, the tragedy opens up a pandora box of secrets, related to Eugene’s past. He had been involved in several extramarital affairs and fathered three illegitimate children– whose names are mentioned in his well. Surprised at this unexpected bit of news, Margaret must use her keen business mind and Southern charm to bring the newly legitimized heirs on the line. If she fails, the entire family name, fame, and fortune is at risk.
Filthy Rich Trailer
You can watch the official trailer for the show below:
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