LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 (UPI) — Mary McCormack, Jim Howick, Samuel Anderson, Jonny Sweet and Nick Helm are set to star in ‘Loaded,’ an eight-part drama.
The English-language adaptation of the Israeli series ‘Mesudarim’ will air on Britain’s Channel 4 and AMC in the United States. The show follows four tech entrepreneurs and childhood friends who become multi-millionaires overnight.
Ian Fitzgibbon is to direct the first three episodes of the series, which is to go into production early next month. It is slated to premiere in 2017.
“After such a successful collaboration on ‘Humans,’ we’re thrilled to be partnering once again with AMC. Jon Brown is one of the most talented young British writers around, demonstrated by his ability to turn the dream of instant riches into the worst nightmare imaginable. We can’t wait to see the brilliant cast bring to life the motley crew at Idyl Hands. We’re so excited to be working alongside AMC, Hillbilly Television and Keshet U.K. on this hilarious, astute and timely comedy drama,” Phil Clarke, head of scripted at Channel 4, said in a statement.
“A smart and somewhat light-hearted look at all of the things that can go wrong when you’re suddenly very, very rich; and very, very young felt like a perfect show for our times,” added Joel Stillerman, president of programming for AMC and SundanceTV. “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Channel 4 and Keshet International and to begin a new one with Hillbilly and the very talented writer, Jon Brown, director, Ian Fitzgibbon, and this terrific cast.”