'Filthy Rich' Co-Executive Produced by Professor Blair Singer

BY Felix van Kann, May 23, 2020

Still from Filthy Rich, image courtesy of Deadline

Assistant Professor and co-head of the TV Writing concentration, Blair Singer served as co-executive producer on the drama series Filthy Rich, which has been scheduled by Fox to premiere in September of this year. 

 

Based on the New Zealand series of the eponymous name, Filthy Rich is a Southern Gothic family drama in which wealth, power and religion collide – with outrageously soapy results. When the patriarch of a mega-rich Southern family, famed for creating a wildly successful Christian television network, dies in a plane crash, his wife and family are stunned to learn that he fathered three illegitimate children, all of whom are written into his will, threatening their family name and fortune. 

 

Blair Singer is a New York-based playwright and television writer. In 2019, he served as writer and producer on Netflix’s What/If. He was the Showrunner on Youth & Consequences, a Mark Gordon Company produced dramedy for YouTube RED. Prior to that, Singer was the on-set Producing Writer for NBC’s The Mysteries of Laura. Other television credits include Weeds, Monk, Fairly Legal, Beauty & The Beast, Blue Bloods, Memphis Beat, Rizzoli & Isles, and The Book of Daniel. As a playwright, Singer’s play, Matthew Modine Saves the Alpacas, starring Matthew Modine, Peri Gilpin, and French Stewart, was seen at The Geffen Theatre. Other productions include Notice Me at The Wild Project, NYC; The Most Damaging Wound and Meg’s New Friend at Manhattan Theatre Source, NYC; Placement at The Black Dahlia, Los Angeles; Mackerels are Me Life at Chautauqua Theater Company, NY. Blair is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Drama and is a recipient of the Edgerton Prize.

Watch the full trailer of Filthy Rich below.