ITVX has released the first-look trailer for the upcoming drama series Riches, written and created by Abby Ajayi and produced by Greenacre Films, in association with Monumental Television, and commissioned for airing on ITVX and later ITV1.

Amazon Studios have co-produced the series and will air in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Nordics, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

All six episodes of the drama, commissioned by ITV’s Head of Drama Polly Hill, will premiere exclusively on ITVX in the UK from 22 December.

The series stars Deborah Ayorinde, Sarah Niles, Hugh Quarshie, Hermione Norris and Brendan Coyle.

Riches follows the exploits of the stylish, privileged and super-successful Richards family led by London based business mogul Stephen Richards (Hugh Quarshie).

With his sudden death his family are left in disarray at the return of his estranged American daughter and son, Nina and Simon, played by Deborah Ayorinde (Them, Harriet, Luke Cage) and Emmanuel Imani (Cobra, Black Earth Rising).

Nadine Marsh-Edwards (Unsaid Stories, Been So Long) and Amanda Jenks (The Girl, Been So Long) alongside writer and creator Abby Ajayi are executive producers for Greenacre Films, and Alison Owen (Ghosts, Harlots, Murder in Provence) and Alison Carpenter (Ghosts, Harlots, Yonderland) are executive producers for Monumental Television.

Riches is produced by Yvonne Francas (The Syndicate, Our Girl, Death in Paradise) and directed by Sebastian Thiel, Abby Ajayi, and Darcia Martin.

Banijay Rights will be responsible for international distribution on behalf of Greenacre Films.

The ITVX trailer and marketing campaign for Riches is the work of marketing manager, Jamie Criswell, creative, Gemma Jewel, creative director, Rachel King and Producer, Sasha Williams.

 

Pippa Considine

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