Riches follows the spoiled children of an industry tycoon battling to secure their share of the family empire. In some ways, it’s Britain’s answer to Succession, but in many other ways, Riches is its own thing: riveting, penetrating, and authentic to the Black experience.
Riches can get soapy at times, but the high stakes and verbal spars are engrossing and addictive, especially if you're one for juicy drama. And there's weight to it too—the theatrics are backed by sharp commentary about things like gender and race since, unlike most succession shows, this one centers on a female CEO. Led by powerhouse actresses Deborah Ayorinde and Sarah Niles, Riches is a bold and highly entertaining watch.
Actor: Brendan Coyle, Deborah Ayorinde, Hermione Norris, Hugh Quarshie, Sarah Niles