Prime Video Explores Black Excellence in Riches


Prime Video is gearing up to debut its new series Riches, exploring Black excellence, beauty and entrepreneurship, on December 2.

Created and written by Abby Ajayi (How to Get Away With Murder, Inventing Anna), the series follows the exploits of the privileged, super successful Richards family. When their patriarch passes suddenly, the family’s world comes crashing down as his different sets of children vie for control.

Deborah Ayorinde (Them, Truth Be Told), Hugh Quarshie (Absentia), Sarah Niles (Ted Lasso, I May Destroy You), Adeyinka Akinrinade (Top Boy, Temple), Ola Orebiyi (Cherry, A Brixton Tale), Nneka Okoye (Grantchester, The A List) and Emmanuel Imani (Cobra, Black Earth Rising) star in the series.

Riches is produced by Greenacre Films in association with Monumental Television and was commissioned by ITV. Amazon Studios is co-producing in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Nordics and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Ajayi, Nadine Marsh-Edwards (Unsaid Stories, Been So Long) and Amanda Jenks (The Girl, Been So Long) serve as executive producers for Greenacre Films, while Alison Owen (Ghosts, Harlots, Murder in Provence) and Alison Carpenter (Ghosts, Harlots, Yonderland) are executive producers for Monumental Television. Yvonne Francas (The Syndicate, Our Girl, Death in Paradise) is producer, and Sebastian Thiel, Ajayi and Darcia Martin are directors.

Banijay Rights is handling international distribution of the series on behalf of Greenacre Films.