What would you do if you found out from your recently deceased husband's will that he had three illegitimate children? That's the dilemma the main character of Filthy Rich, Margaret Monreaux (Kim Cattrall), has to face. The high-camp soap opera details the petty fights erupting between the family matriarch and her new opponents, the greedy owner of a fetish-cam site, a single dad, and a cannabis farmer.
So, where was Filthy Rich filmed? Here's what you should know about the shooting locations.
The majority of 'Filthy Rich' episodes were filmed in New Orleans, La.
The shooting of Filthy Rich began after the 2019 Mardi Gras in New Orleans, La., and it lasted for about a year, as per Los Angeles Times. The entirety of the show was finished before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It was originally slated to premiere in the spring of 2020, but Fox decided to push it back a few months.
The pilot episode of the show revolves around the death of a renowned televangelist and the owner of Sunshine Network, Eugene Monreaux. Determined to get away from the monotonousness of everyday life, Eugene hops on a jet with two of his young mistresses to have some old-fashioned fun. It's only when thick black clouds of smoke start to emanate from the engine that they realize something has gone horribly wrong.
Eugene loses his life in the plane crash, but his family has no time to process the tragedy. One shock follows another as they learn that he sired three illegitimate children, Antonio, a single dad who dreams of becoming a boxer, Jason, a weed farmer, and Ginger Sweet, who owns a porn site named Sin Wagon. The narrative kicks into full gear once the heated battle for the family cash cow, the Sunshine Network, begins.
The shooting locations include New Orleans landmarks like the Bayou.
Eagle-eyed viewers will likely spot a few Crescent City landmarks in the background of select scenes. The Bayou, the historic buildings of the French Quarter, and the skyscrapers of the Central Business District are just some of the sites that are expected to feature on the show.
According to The Cinemaholic, the majority of the shooting took place at the St. Joseph Plantation, a sugar farm built around 1830 by the Scioneaux family.
The property changed hands a few times over the next decades. It was sold to Dr. Cazimir Mericq in 1840, who sold it on to Alexis Ferry and his wife, Josephine. In 1846 — or 1850, depending on which sources you consult — they built an adjoining plantation home, which they named "Felicity."
Some viewers might recognize the impressive building standing in the middle of the St. Joseph Foundation from movies like 12 Years a Slave or All the King’s Men. Likewise, the Felicity Foundation served as the shooting location of movies like the 2005 horror-thriller featuring Kate Hudson and Gena Rowlands, titled The Skeleton Key.
Catch new episodes of Filthy Rich every Monday at 9 p.m. ET on Fox.