Miriama Smith will lead an incredible cast in TV2’s fierce new multi-night drama, Filthy Rich, which began filming this week.
Created by top award-winning Kiwi writers, Rachel Lang and Gavin Strawhan (Outrageous Fortune, Go Girls, Nothing Trivial), Filthy Rich is a sexy drama series centred on three illegitimate children who discover they each have a claim to the fortune of one of New Zealand’s wealthiest men – John Truebridge.
When he dies, these unwanted, unexpected heirs stand to share in his legacy – but not if his legitimate family has anything to do with it!
Miriama Smith (Siege, Legend of the Seeker) plays Brady, the ambitious, younger second wife of John Snr who thought she’d inherit it all – or at least share in the spoils of a legacy with her step-son, John Jnr – played by Josh McKenzie (Shortland Street, Power Rangers).
But secrets are revealed, alliances forged and suddenly there are three cuckoos in the nest – with no intention of leaving soon.
Alex Tarrant (When We Go To War) plays athletic Joe, who is shocked to find he’s from somewhere else entirely and his whole life has been a lie.
Newcomers Taylor Hall and Emma Fenton play easy-going but secretive Vader and wily, beautiful Savannah respectively.
Also joining the cast are Elizabeth Hawthorne (Outrageous Fortune) as John Snr’s eccentric sister Nancy, Jodie Rimmer (In My Father’s Den) as Lorna, Mike Edward (Spartacus) as Fisher, and Erroll Shand (Underbelly) as Karl.
Filthy Rich is from Filthy Productions, and is produced by Steven Zanoski (Shortland Street).
“I’m delighted with this incredible cast and crew, who joined us a lot earlier than most productions to collaborate on a unique look and feel for the show. It’s been a dynamic process, now paying off as we film our first episodes,” says Zanoski.
TVNZ’s Head of Content, Jeff Latch adds, “Filthy Productions and everyone involved have done a fantastic job in making Filthy Rich an addictive, top quality, bold new series. We cannot wait to bring this show to TV2 viewers.”
Filthy Rich will air at a date to be set.
Photo: John Jnr (Josh McKenzie), Savannah (Emma Fenton), Brady (Miriama Smith), Vader (Taylor Hall) and Joe (Alex Tarrant).