Netflix splashes out on Richie Rich

Netflix Building41-620x413Netflix has acquired another original kids series, Richie Rich.

The live-action show will be based on Richie, the comic book character and star of the eponymous 1994 feature film. It follows Richie, the richest kid in the world.

DreamWorks-owned digital channel operator and producer AwesomenessTV is making the show, which will debut on Netflix in 2015.

DreamWorks has a multi-series pact with Netflix for animated series. This live-action deal is the first between Dreamworks’ Awesomeness and Netflix.

Richie Rich will stretch to 21 episode. Jake Brennan (Dark Skies) will play the titular rich kid.

Awesomenss founder and boss Brian Robbins is among the exec producers.

Warner Bros. distributed the 1994 Richie Rich movie, which starred Macauley Culkin. The original character was created by Harvey Comic Booksin the 1950s.