Richie Rich is getting a live-action series on Netflix

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Guess what?! Richie Rich, the comic book character that spawned an animated series and a movie starring Macaulay Culkin, will be getting a live-action half-hour comedy series on Netflix. Jake Brennan (Dark Skies) will be playing the poor little rich boy, and he will debut in 2015.

Richie Rich is the richest kid in the world, and he’s also nice and charitable. The fact that he was the most popular character for Harvey Comics back in the ’50s to early ’80s means that people love to read about a fictional wealthy character. However, the movie starring Culkin didn’t do too well, so apparently moviegoers weren’t interested in the adventures of a rich kid that much.

Richie Rich will be produced by Awesomeness TV.

The series will also star Joshua Carlon, Jenna Ortega, Lauren Taylor, Kiff VandenHeuvel (Star Trek Into Darkness) and Brooke Wexler.

Source: The Wrap

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