At TV Scoop, we love it when Brits do well with foreign audiences. It gives us a warm glow (a bit like Ready Brek), though we selfishly, always want the chance to enjoy their impressive performances as well. If one of our own favourites is going to wow them Stateside, we want to get to watch the show at some point ourselves. And so, I’m thrilled to hear that The Riches is coming to the UK.
The Riches stars two Brits, namely beloved stand-up Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver, as Wayne and Dahlia Malloy – a couple, who with their children, have assumed the identities of a dead family to enjoy their wealth. Introducing themselves as the Rich family (victims of a car crash), the Malloys conspire to avoid detection as frauds, with their scandalous, money-grabbing exploits a hit in the US (mmm, funny that.) The show has already been picked up for a second season and Minnie’s performance has earned her an Emmy nomination.