Nick must now deal with the powerful and persuasive Tripp Darling, owner of vineyards and homes around the world. He lives with his beautiful, graceful and posh wife, Letitia. While they symbolize the charm and all-Americanism of old money, they also embody scandal and have spawned five grown, troubled children.
Oldest son Patrick Darling is the attorney general for New York. He hides a secret which won’t go away, and this potential senatorial candidate needs Nick to fix the situation. The thrice-married socialite Karen is the eldest daughter who lost her virginity to Nick and still looks to him for help in her personal life. Brian Darling is a Reverend in the Episcopal Church, who loathed Nick as a kid and loathes him still. But now Brian needs Nick’s help in sweeping a problem under the rug. The youngest Darling siblings are twins and in their 20s — Juliet, a spoilt celebutante who longs to be taken seriously as an actress, and the frequently hungover Jeremy. He fears he is the family disappointment and that his father hates him. The billions of dollars possessed by the Darling clan have created a great American family — and those same riches may also demolish it.
In “Pilot,” when his father dies in a mysterious plane crash, lawyer Nick George reluctantly accepts an offer from billionaire Tripp Darling to take over Nick’s father’s job as chief counsel for the obscenely wealthy and influential Darling family. In the course of his hectic first day as the Darlings’ personal lawyer, Nick discovers some of the various legal – and illegal – needs of the Darling family’s five adult children.
”Dirty Sexy Money” stars Peter Krause as Nick George, Donald Sutherland as Tripp Darling, William Baldwin as Patrick Darling, Natalie Zea as Karen Darling, Glenn Fitzgerald as Rev. Brian Darling, Samaire Armstrong as Juliet Darling, Seth Gabel as Jeremy Darling, Zoe McLellan as Lisa George, with Jill Clayburgh as Letitia Darling.
Guest starring in “Pilot” are Daniel Cosgrove as Freddy, Dan Rather as himself, Bellamy Young as Ellen Darling, Laura Margolis as Daisy, Roxana Brusso as Maria, Elle Fanning as Kiki George, Will Shadley as Brian Jr., Trevor St. John as Devlin George, Chandler Frantz as young Nick, Rae Ritke as Clare George, Tommy Nelson as young Brian, Alexa Gerasimovich as young Karen, Michelle Krusiec as Mel Ling Hwa Darling, Zoey Botnick as Leah Darling and Ashley Botnick as Lacey Darling.
“Pilot” was written by Craig Wright and directed by Peter Horton.