'Filthy Rich' Preview: Kim Cattrall plays yet another powerful female character in Fox's southern Gothic drama
In the trailer, we see Cattrall's Monreaux, a pastor and widow of a man who's wealth came from the creation of a Christian television network, fighting to keep her family legacy alive
If you've enjoyed series like 'Dynasty,' 'Billions', and even 'Empire,' Fox's new drama series titled 'Filthy Rich' should definitely be on your watch list. Produced by the 20th Century Fox Television, Imagine Television, and Fox Entertainment with Tate Taylor serving as creator and writer, 'Filthy Rich' brings back themes that have proven to be hit on network TV. Already catering to an audience that invests in characters such as Fallon Carrington and Loretha "Cookie" Lyon, the series brings us Margaret Monreaux played by the incredible Kim Cattrall.
Best known as Samantha Jones from the 'Sex and the City' franchise, Cattrall plays the role of a grieving wife having to deal with her late husband's will that now includes three children he had outside of their marriage. One can only imagine how fame, fortune, religion, family, and greed can combine to bring about a "filthy" drama. Based on the trailer, we see Monreaux, a pastor and widow of a man who's wealth came from the creation of a Christian television network, fighting to keep her family legacy alive. Did someone want her husband dead? Did she want her husband dead? While the trailer seems to insinuate that Monreaux's husband's death due to a plane crash may have been premeditated murder, it's easy to figure out that this family will match its controversial counterparts such as the Carrington's and Lyons' on TV.
Cattrall has always been a fluid actress, able to deliver what's needed for her character to be raw and enthralling, and according to 'Filthy Rich's' trailer, we see nothing but a possible hit series. Needless to say, Cattrall's character brings to TV the much-needed representation of strong, and intelligent women. Consisting of the drama that we so love, intertwined with strangers threatening a family's legacy, the series' yet another rich family is what we need, and 'Filthy Rich' could be your next binge-watch. "I've dealt with a lot of bastards to get where I am, these three will be no different," says Cattrall's Monreaux referring to her late husband's three illegitimate children, but it's important to remember "planes don't just fall out of the sky."
The official synopsis of the show states, "'Filthy Rich' is a southern Gothic family soap in which wealth, power and religion collide – with outrageously soapy results. When the patriarch of a mega-rich Southern family, famed for creating a wildly successful Christian television network, dies in a plane crash, his wife and family are stunned to learn that he fathered three illegitimate children, all of whom are written into his will, threatening their family name and fortune. With monumental twists and turns, 'Filthy Rich' presents a world in which everyone has an ulterior motive – and no one is going down without a fight."
Catch 'Filthy Rich' on FOX Network on Monday, September 21, 2020, at 9 pm ET. You can watch the trailer below.