Prime Video axes ‘Riches’, renews ‘Reacher’


Riches (Source: ITVX)

Amazon streamer Prime Video has cancelled UK drama series Riches, while extending US actioner Reacher for as third instalment ahead of its season two premiere later this month.

Riches was an ITV co-production with Amazon Studios, which joined the production in 2021, taking rights in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Nordics and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Produced by Greenacre Films in association with ITV Studios’ Monumental Films, the show launched its first season in December 2022 on Prime Video, before premiering in the UK on ITV streamer ITVX in June 2023.

Riches follows self-made millionaire Stephen Richards (Hugh Quarshie), whose heart attack leads to a fight over his cosmetics empire and family secrets exposed.

Deborah Ayorinde, Sarah Niles, Brendan Coyle and Hermione Norris also starred.

“Much love to this incredible ensemble of actors and our fabulous crew. Thank you to everyone who supported. So proud we got to make this show,” said series creator Abby Ajayi on social media, revealing that she “still had many more stories to tell” and had a second season already prepped.

Meanwhile, Prime Video has renewed action thriller series Reacher for a third season, just a few days after its season two launch on 15 December.

This continues the faith that the streamer has shown in the series, with its second season having been commissioned in February 2022, just days after the show made it is initial debut.

Produced by Amazon Studios, Skydance Television, and Paramount Television Studios, the series is based upon the novels by Lee Child.

Reacher stars Alan Ritchson as the titular Jack Reacher, a former US Army military investigator who returns to civilian life only to quickly become embroiled in a criminal conspiracy.

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