Netflix Rebooting Richie Rich as a Live-Action Comedy Series

AwesomenessTV has re-invented classic cartoon character Richie Rich for the modern world in a new live-action, half-hour comedy series, “Richie Rich,” which will be exclusively available for Netflix members in the US, Canada and Latin America beginning early 2015.

“Richie Rich” is a series about the richest kid in the world. After making a trillion dollars 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 21-episode series follows his adventures, from exploring Antarctica, making a movie with his friends and meeting famous celebrities. There’’s never a dull moment in Richie’’s new life.

“Richie Rich” stars Jake Brennan (Dark Skies), Joshua Carlon, Jenna Ortega, Lauren Taylor, Kiff VandenHeuvel (Star Trek Into Darkness) and Brooke Wexler.

Brian Robbins, Tim Pollock and Jeff Hodsden are executive producers. Robbins, co-founder and CEO of AwesomenessTV, created “Smallville,” “Varsity Blues” and “All That,” among others. Pollock and Hodsden, who also serve as showrunners, include among their credits Disney’s “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody,” “The Suite Life on Deck” and “A.N.T. Farm.” Additionally, AwesomenessTV’s Shauna Phelan and Joe Davola are executive producers on the series.

Richie Rich was first created as part of the Harvey Comics line back in 1953 where he was published alongside the likes of Casper the Friendly Ghost, Little Dot, Sad Sack, and Baby Huey. The character was previously adapted both into an animated series and into a live-action feature film on two separate occasions.