Fox has ordered director Tate Taylor’s (Girl on the Train, The Help) southern drama Filthy Rich to series, according to Variety. Filthy Rich, a one-hour dramedy, focuses on the aftermath of a plane crash, in which the patriarch of a very rich southern family dies leaving three illegitimate children behind. This will threaten both the family’s name and fortune. The show is a drama in “which wealth, power and religion collide – with outrageously soapy results.”
According to the series’ official logline: “when the patriarch of a mega-rich Southern family, famed for creating a wildly successful Christian television network, dies in a plane crash, his wife and family are stunned to learn that he fathered three illegitimate children, all of whom are written into his will, threatening their family name and fortune. With monumental twists and turns, Filthy Rich presents a world in which everyone has an ulterior motive – and no one is going down without a fight.”
The show’s cast includes Kim Cattrall, who will play Margaret Monreaux (the patriarch’s wife), Gerald McRaney, who will play the patriarch Eugene Monreaux, Aubrey Dollar (Battle Creek), Corey Cott (The Good Fight), Benjamin Aguilar, Mark L. Young (The Comeback), Melia Kreiling, Olivia Macklin, Steve Harris, and David Denman (The Office).
Director Tate Taylor wrote the script and will executive produce along with John Norris, Francie Calfo, and Brian Grazer, according to TVLine.
The series is co-produced by Fox Entertainment, 20th Century Fox TV, and Imagine Television.
Fox has also ordered the following series for the 2019-2020 season: David Ayer’s cop drama Deputy, the thriller neXt with John Slattery, the police drama Prodigal Son from Chris Fedak (Deception) and Sam Sklaver, a Jason Katims and Annie Weisman’s project (untitled) with Brittany Snow, the action family sitcom Outmatched, with Jason Biggs and Maggie Lawson, and the animated series Bless the Harts, Duncanville, and The Great North.