FX Lines Up Debut for New Eddie Izzard-Minnie Driver Series "The Riches"

News   FX Lines Up Debut for New Eddie Izzard-Minnie Driver Series "The Riches"
 
The FX network has announced that its new series "The Riches," starring Tony Award-nominated Eddie Izzard opposite Minnie Driver, will debut on March 12.

The show is slated to debut on the cable network in its regular timeslot Mondays at 10 PM (ET). Check your local listings. Dmitry Lipkin created and penned the series, which was picked up for 13 episodes. Izzard, Michael Rosenberg, Guy Oseary and Mark Morgan executive produce.

"The Riches" follows a family of traveling con artists who come upon an upper middle class who have been killed in a car accident and assume their identities. Izzard plays husband to Driver's character.

Izzard's past solo shows include the double Emmy Award-winning show Dress to Kill as well as Live at the Ambassadors, Unrepeatable, Definite Article and Glorious. The Yemen-born Brit, however, also boasts many London stage to credits — among them the title role in the once-Broadway bound Lenny Bruce bio of Lenny and the world premiere of David Mamet's The Cryptogram. His film turns include "Ocean's Twelve," "Velvet Goldmine," "Shadow of the Vampire," "The Cat's Meow" and the forthcoming "Across the Universe" and "Ocean's Thirteen."

Driver — last seen on the London stage in Sexual Perversity in Chicago — played Carlotta in the film version of the musical The Phantom of the Opera. The actress is also known for her work in "Grosse Pointe Blank," "An Ideal Husband," "Good Will Hunting" and "Circle of Friends" as well as a recurring stint on "Will & Grace."

The FX network can be found on the web at fxnetwork.com.

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