When it comes to insanely wealthy children's characters, Richie Rich falls far behind the likes of Jed Clampett or Scrooge McDuck. When he was first introduced, Richie Rich was a fussy little trust-fund kid — the son of parents who loved having money so much that they named their only son after it.
But we now live in a different world — a world in which a kid with a robot maid or a dog covered in dollar signs might seem a little gauche. So Netflix's 21-episode Richie Rich reboot begins with one major change: this time, Richie made his own money.
Entertainment Weekly reports that Netflix has re-conceived Richie (Jake Brennan) as the inventor of a "cool new green technology" that earns him a trillion dollars. Using the money, Richie "moves into a decked-out mansion and instantly starts living the most awesome life ever."
The most awesome life ever? Come on, Richie — you need to attend at least a couple board meetings. Your stockholders are depending on you.