Check out the first look at Riches starring Deborah Ayorinde, Hugh Quarshie, Sarah Niles, Adeyinka Akinrinade, Ola Orebiyi, Nneka Okoye, and Emmanuel Imani star in the series. The six-episode series will arrive on December 2nd.
Abby Ajayi created and wrote the series that follows the exploits of the brash, super-successful, and wealthy Richards family. It is led by the highly intelligent with an undeniably ruthless streak, Stephen Richards (Quarshie). He is one of the UK’s most successful Black businessmen: Powerful, driven, impassioned. He also has a glamourous second wife, Claudia (Niles), so his life is never dull. rimeAlong with their adult children, Alesha (Akinrinade), Gus (Orebiyi), and Wanda (Okoye), they love spending their hard-earned cash and enjoying the good life.
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In New York, Stephen’s estranged children from his first marriage, Nina (Ayorinde) and Simon (Imani), 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.
The series also stars Brendan Coyle as Stephen’s trusted advisor and confidante, Gideon. Hermione Norris, as Stephen’s faithful assistant, Maureen Dawson, and C.J. Beckford as Andre.
Ajayi called the drama a “love letter to Black London,” adding that it has been “thrilling to create the Richards family and celebrate their opulence, ambition and immigrant grit.”
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Nadine Marsh-Edwards, Amanda Jenks, Alison Owen and Alison Carpenter are executive producing. Ajayi is also directing alongside Darcia Martin and Sebastian Thiel.
All six episodes of the Amazon Studios and ITV co-production will premiere on Prime Video in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Nordics, and Sub-Saharan Africa on December 2, 2022 following its UK premiere on ITVX.
Riches is coming soon to Prime Video, and the streaming service has released the first photos and key artwork.