Richie Rich, AwesomenessTV’s live-action comedy series based on the classic cartoon character, has landed at Netflix. The streaming service will release the 21-episode series in the U.S., Canada and Latin America beginning early 2015.
Richie Rich whose pilot was directed by Phill Lewis, is about the richest kid in the world. After making $1 trillion by inventing and selling a cool new green technology, Richie moves into a decked-out mansion and instantly starts living the most awesome life ever. The series follows his adventures — from exploring Antarctica to making a movie with his friends and meeting famous celebrities. Richie Rich stars Jake Brennan (Dark Skies), Joshua Carlon, Jenna Ortega, Lauren Taylor, Kiff VandenHeuvel (Star Trek Into Darkness) and Brooke Wexler.
Brian Robbins, co-founder and CEO of DreamWorks Animation-owned AwesomenessTV , Tim Pollock and Jeff Hodsden (The Suite Life Of Zack & Cody) are executive producers. and showrunners. AwesomenessTV’s Shauna Phelan and Joe Davola also are executive producers on the series.
The Richie Rich series was among the slate announced by DreamWorks Animation in June for DreamWorksTV, a YouTube channel under the purview of Robbins that combines the portfolio properties of both companies.