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Back in October 2014, Netflix announced a pact with AwesomenessTV to bring the popular 1950s comic strip Richie Rich to the streaming platform as a kids’ TV show. Now, the updated retelling has ten episodes available on Netflix as of February 20, 2015.
The original Richie Rich featured the titular character as the son of rich parents, but Netflix’s version finds Richie (played by Dark Skies’s Jake Brennan) as a self-made entrepreneur. The youngster became a trillionaire after selling the green technology he invented because he stashed away his dinner vegetables instead of eating them.
Now, Richie now drives a mini Lamborghini around the huge house he shares with his father (Kiff VandenHeuvel), sister Harper (Lauren Taylor), friend Murray (Joshua Carlon), and friend Darcy (Jenna Ortega). There’s also Richie’s female robot assistant Irona (Brooke Wexler).
“He still lives in a big mansion, and he's surrounded by his family and his close friends, »
- Bree Brouwer
Netflix released the first trailer for its live action update of “Richie Rich” on Wednesday. TheWrap exclusively reported that Netflix was developing the series from AwesomenessTV in October. Also Read: Netflix Orders Live Action ‘Richie Rich’ Series From AwesomenessTV (Exclusive) In the update of the 1980s cartoon, which in turn was based on a comic series from the 1950s, Richie Rich (Jake Brennan) is a boy genius who turns the vegetables he refused to eat into a cheap, clean energy source. As a result, he now has over a trillion dollars in the bank. That’s trillion with a “T. »
- Joe Otterson
If you love the classic 1994 kids movie Richie Rich, you're about to have some seriously mixed feelings. The trailer for Netflix's TV reboot is here, and it's pretty different. In this incarnation, Richie (Jake Brennan) is the one who earns the money, discovering a way to turn vegetables into an energy source. Now, he lives in a mansion with his family, a robot maid, and best friends, including Darcy, played by Jenna Ortega, aka young Jane from Jane the Virgin. The concept is essentially the same as the Macaulay Culkin movie, but it definitely feels more like a supergoofy kids show. Who knows, maybe it'll be the next Girl Meets World? The full season will be available on Netflix this Friday. »
Following the initial announcement back in October, Netflix has released the first trailer for their new Richie Rich TV series. All 21 episodes of Season 1 will be available for Netflix subscribers in the Us, Canada and Latin America starting Friday, February 20. 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.
Following his overnight success, Richie moves his father, Cliff, and his sister, Harper, into his newly built mansion. He also shares his success with his two best friends, Darcy and Murray. Richie now lives the coolest life of anyone his age where his opportunities for fun and adventure are limitless. Whether its exploring Antarctica, making a movie with his friends, or meeting famous celebrities, there's never a dull moment in Richie's new life. »
4 items from 2015
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