Fox has ordered one more pilot to series, the Kim Cattrall-led southern Gothic dramedy “Filthy Rich.”
Written and directed by “The Help” filmmaker Tate Taylor, the show is a family drama in “which wealth, power and religion collide – with outrageously soapy results.”
Here’s the logline for “Filthy Rich”: 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.
“Filthy Rich” stars Cattrall as Margaret Monreaux, Gerald McRaney as Eugene Monreaux, Aubrey Dollar as Rose Monreaux, Corey Cott as Eric Monreaux, Benjamin Aguilar as Antonio Rivera, Mark L. Young as Jason Conley, Melia Kreiling as Ginger Sweet, Steve Harris as Franklin Lee, David Denman as Reverend Paul Luke Thomas, and Olivia Macklin as Becky Monreaux.
Taylor, Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo and John Norris executive produce the one-hour drama series. Cattrall is a producer.
“Filthy Rich” is co-production between Fox Entertainment, Imagine Television and Fox’s former sister studio, 20th Century Fox Television. Anna Culp and Jillian Kugler will serve as the project’s point executives for Imagine Television.
“Filthy Rich” is the ninth series ordered by Fox for its 2019-2020 season. It joins the previously announced David Ayer-created cop drama “Deputy,” the John Slattery-led thriller “neXt,” the Greg Berlanti-produced serial-killer drama “Prodigal Son,” and an untitled project from Jason Katims and Annie Weisman starring Brittany Snow, along with the family sitcom “Outmatched,” starring Jason Biggs and Maggie Lawson, and the animated series “The Great North,” “Bless the Harts” and “Duncanville.”
Fox has renewed the following series for next season: “9-1-1,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “Empire,” “Family Guy,” “Last Man Standing,” “The Masked Singer,” “The Orville,” “The Resident,” and “The Simpsons” (for Seasons 31 and 32)
It’s canceled “The Cool Kids,” “The Gifted,” “Gotham,” “Lethal Weapon,” “The Passage,” “Proven Innocent,” “Rel” and “Star.”
There are no series awaiting decision at Fox, as the network cleared its deck just ahead of next week’s upfronts when it picked up “The Orville” for a third season on Saturday.