For its latest children’s series, Netflix is developing another reboot — a new live-action version of “Richie Rich,” The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports.
The comedy stars Jake Brennan of “Dark Skies” in the title role, and will debut in early 2015. The show is based on the comic book character, which became a TV show in the 1980s as a Sunday morning cartoon. In 1994, Macaulay Culkin starred in a live-action movie version.
In Netflix’s take on the story, Richie Rich has become hugely wealthy by inventing and selling green technology. The show, from Awesomeness TV, will track the character as he travels to Antarctica to make a movie.
Netflix has several other children’s shows in the works, with a few of them reboots, such as “Care Bears” and “The Magic School Bus.”