Kimberlin Brown was one busy soap diva this past spring! In addition to her jaw-dropping reprisal of dastardly Sheila Carter on CBS Daytime's The Bold and the Beautiful, the soap legend also filmed an appearance in Victoria Rowell's upcoming soap-themed comedy The Rich & The Ruthless!
I served as co-writer with Rowell on Season 1 of R&R — a project that has kept us super busy of late! I still remember the chills I felt when Rowell called to tell me she'd cast Brown. Together, we created quite the juicy role for this icon. I'd tell you more, but I'd rather you wait and see for yourselves...
Rowell, who also wears executive producer and director hats for The Rich & The Ruthless, stars as Katherine "Kitty" Barringer, former Queen of Soaps determined to reclaim her spotlight. Being Mary Jane actor Richard Brooks plays Kitty's husband, cutthroat soap opera creator Augustus Barringer. Robert Ri'chard (Chocolate City, Cousin Skeeter) appears as Kitty and Augustus's bad boy son Max and Valenzia Algarin (Major Crimes, NCIS: Los Angeles) portrays Kitty and Augustus's adopted daughter Veronica.
Y&R alum Brenda Epperson (seen above with Brown and Rowell) stars as Edith Norman, a scheming network executive who wants control of the Barringer soap dynasty. Just wash all your memories of Epperson suffering valiantly as Ashley Abbott in the 90's right out of your mind. On R&R, she's quite the soap opera superbitch!
We filmed a good portion of Season 1 at the Secrets Resort and Spa in Jamaica. Check out this video from the Jamaican Observer below!
The Rich & The Ruthless will debut later this year.