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DYNASTY: An Unexpected Arrest! How Would You Grade The Reboot Thus Far?

Wednesday’s second episode of CW’s Dynasty reboot was filled with some sudsy moments on steroids, picking right up from where the first installment left off, right as the Carringtons learned of the fate of Matthew Blaisdel (guest star, Nick Wechsler).

It is former GH star, Brianna Brown now playing the role of Claudia Blaisdel, originally played in the 80’s by Pamela Bellwood, who blames Blake for his death. After all, it is revealed through flashbacks just how Cristal (Blake’s newbie wife) was in love with Matthew, and how she was carrying on an affair with him.  So, it would seem Blake wanted the guy dead and out of the way of his relationship with his new bride. But, did he set-up the construction site disaster that killed Blaisdel?

During the funeral, we get a Fallon bl-job in the chauffeur’s car next to the burial site, and then later Fallon irking Cristal on. So much so, that Cristal finally pushes Fallon into an open pit cemetery plot! The wake following the funeral gets even soapier, when Fallon emerges in a red dress, while everyone else is in black.  Jeff Colby shows up with a way to wipe off potentially damning photo evidence against the Carringtons in the murder, which he gives to Fallon, but Blake is not having anything Colby has to offer up.

Cristal is torn between seeing the lengths Blake will go to deflect suspicion from his family, and being disgusted by it, and by her desire to prove her loyalty and love to him. After being reminded by Sam that she, too, has crossed lines for family, Cristal does a heel turn and lies to Willy, Matthew’s partner on the construction site, while Willy is drunk and blaming Blake for Matthew’s demise.

Cristal tells Willy that Matthew was in love with her, but it was all one-sided. She then fires the poor guy!  Next, after seemingly upset for what she does, she ends up bonking with Blake right there in the private study during the wake!  Yup, funeral sex! Remember, crypt sex on GH?

Then in a major bombshell, the FBI shows up in full force to make an arrest, and it is none other than Steven Carrington who is carted away and taken into custody! What is the twist? Is he taking the rap for his father, or someone else, or did he do the deed and set the death of Matthew Blaisdel in motion? Tune in next week.

So, what have been your thoughts on the new 2017 version of Dynasty? How would you grade it thus far  .. A, B, C, D, or an F? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Jimh
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Jimh

I seen two minutes and it was terrible…and from what i read it sounds even more disgusting…i rather watch repeats of the classic original…

Jimh
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Jimh

F…is the perfect grade for Disastersy which also would be a better title!!!

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Jimh, I love the “Disastersy” moniker!

jaybird369
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jaybird369

L-O-L

Shay
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Shay

More like “Travesty!”

MICHELLE
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MICHELLE

Me too!

Sue M.
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Sue M.

I agree with you!

Becky
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Becky

I also made it for only about 2 minutes. Maybe 3.

kmayne
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kmayne

Pales in comparison to the original. They should have followed Dallas and had a couple of cast members from the original show. This is what made Dallas popular The untimely death of Larry Hagman unfortunately ended Dallas as well.

diane
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diane

The Dallas reboot was really good. I was so upset when it was cancelled. Having some of the original cast members was awesome!!

Vinc
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Vinc

The dallas reboot was great during S01 and S02. S03 was a complete mess though.

Dymundjake
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Dymundjake

This reboot is a a travesty and would make Aaron Spelling roll in his grave. If you are going to reboot a show and cannot have the original cast, at least have them be similar and have the show be based on the same thing. Denver Carrington and Blake were the center. Crystal, not Cristal was a wonderful character and not a mean schemer. I could go on but choose not to and choose to not watch it again.

James
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James

It’s been only two episodes and from what I hear, the original Dynasty did not become what it was until much later on.

Dymundjake
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Dymundjake

I watched the original from day one. I know this is 2017 but even in the beginning you could see how Denver played such an important part of the story. Blake was a much older man and yes Fallon was going to be trouble but did not clash over Crystal because of business. She just did not like daddy’s choice and acted out. It may be only two episodes but this is nothing like I ever expected. Enjoy your version but some classics should never be tampered with. It would be like a Dallas reboot and not be in Texas.

Judith
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Judith

It’s so sad. I really wanted this to be good, but it’s terrible. It wont last.

B&B Fan
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B&B Fan

Don’t care for the reboot Dynasty.
Don’t like they made Sammy Jo male. Don’t like they making this version of Crystal seem evil. Grant is good as Blake. But he not old enough to play Blake. The casting is way off. I rather watch reruns of the old Dynasty instead.

Dymundjake
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Dymundjake

ITA

Steve
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Steve

The ratings for last night indicate an audience of under 1 million, way below the daily ratings for GH and DAYS. This reboot is a bust.

BB
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BB

If you loved the original Dynasty, then in my opinion, you will LOVE this version. Please give it a try!! I was completely surprised at how much this version resembles the past version in tone and storyline. The updates to the characters bring this story into present day. The campiness is what Dynasty has always been about… EXCESS and EXTREMES! That is what made the original a classic and the new version is off to a great start! PLEASE announce that Heather Locklear will be playing the role of Alexis!!! The gender switch for Sammy Jo is brilliant!!!

Daisy Day
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Daisy Day

Seriousy? You must be on their payroll.

Elo Fuddpucker
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Elo Fuddpucker

A

Sue M.
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Sue M.

The original is the BEST!! Need I say more!

jp
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jp

No where near as good as the original. If it was anywhere but on the CW it would be gone already.

Kevin C
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Kevin C

I heard the ratings are horrible…won’t last at all…Doesn’t Hollywood know that you cannot really redo a classic?

James
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James

The same can be said last year with Riverdale where it was averaging only a million viewers per episode but then it reached a series high twice its average on its season premiere.

Annette
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Annette

Grade C-
Too many changes from the original series
The characters of Blake and Fallon are the best.
I will keep watching hoping it gets better…

Joel
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Joel

It’s not good. Nothing near the great show the original was. I’ll be surprised if it lasts til Christmas.

su0000
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su0000

The series is gawd awful..
I’m out ..

Mateo
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Mateo

Look, Grant Show has tried to be the lead in every show he has been in and ummm………he can’t hold up his part of the deal…this show is stupidity personified. I can guarantee you that no bars across the country will have a Dynasty night like in the 80’s. I will recommend perhaps a celebration when this stupid effort goes up in flames and is replaced by a reboot of Mr. Ed, with Grant Show playing the horse.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

i couldn’t pass this up. Hilarious Mateo. Like i said in another post this show should be called TRAVESTY. It’s so different it’s outright jarring. This show isn’t even for Gossip Girl fans. The knock off Empire type music is insulting at best. It seems at the outset they may have wanted to replicate the original in some way but threw in the towel. It’s definitely NOT must see like the new Will and Grace..still hilarious.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Okay, here’s the guy who, just last week, expressed loyalty to the Dynasty brand and fervent, if not misguided, hope for the reboot… I just have to say, once and for all, anytime oral sex is simulated/depicted on film or TV, it is disgusting and it tarnishes the entire enterprise! So Dynasty is now 2 for 2. Which characters will be simulating oral sex in episode 3? Will such scenes becomes a staple for the show? Akin to the requisite physical altercations between Alexis and Krystle? I don’t care about the gender or sexual orientation of each participant, anytime this… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

hi Jamesj75 ,,
If it had pornography scenes I might have stayed tuned in.
And sex no longer has a shock value, it’s too common.
and oral sex being simulated is hoohumm..

Dynasty is simply gawd awful no excuses can erase that fact.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Hi su0000:

You absolutely crack me up! 🙂
Thanks for your reply! All your points are well taken.
Take care, Friend!

su0000
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su0000

hey James..
To me– the problem is this Dynasty is still hanging in a past era..
example..
Murder on the Orient Express is a great classic, nothing can take its’ greatness away.
Now, it has been remade and not remade to destroy the original but to give us the 2017 ”difference” and it looks awesome!

Dynasty failed to come into the 21st century, to be the same yet very different, it is stuck in where it came from..

The revived Murder on the Orient Express is simply showing a 2017 high tech makeover..
Nov. I’m going to be in the line at the opening.

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

Agree. The Starr Report and the nightly news reports for almost two years drained the snake of its potency. Pun intended! 😉

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Brother…I tried giving Dynasty 2017 a chance. Sorry, Brother…but I don’t buy any of it!!!!! At all. LONG LIVE THE ORIGINAL DYNASTY (1981-1989)…PERIOD!!!!!

Later, Brother.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Yes, jaybird369, the original Dynasty was something special! Most of the time…

Jimh
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Jimh

Well said…and those scenes you mentioned is totally uncalled for..does nothing to the story but gives it a sleazy feel…

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Thank you, Jimh!

mike
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mike

Could not believe how bad it was.

Kit
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Kit

I suspect nuDynasty would go over better if we had Bill Conti’s original theme pushing the thin scenes forward.

Alan
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Alan

The first season of the original DYNASTY was pretty much a snooze fest so I’m not writing this reboot off just yet. It’s from the creators of GOSSIP GIRL and Sallie Patrick from REVENGE so the talent is there. I think some viewers are thrown off by the fact that it’s not a carbon copy of the original which would have been a ridiculous route to take — if you knew what was going to happen why would you tune in each week? I’m still not sold on some of the casting but then I wasn’t a fan of everyone… Read more »

BB
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BB

The original was pure escapism, which is what this version has the potential to be! Fallon being pushed into an open grave was the best thing I have seen since the original Krystle & Alexis cat fights from the 80’s!!

Karen R
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Karen R

True it is not anywhere near what the original was, yet I’m going to give it a chance Fallon is making it worth a chance. She really steals the show.

Patrick
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Patrick

I think it was – Cristal – who steals the show

she really surprised me in a good way.

she was confident and didn’t overact her play

from the catfight w/Fallon to the fallout of her “affair” with Claudia husband.
dang he “looked” like a good actor

I don’t think i’ll be tuning in… the first thing I thought of during the opening – with all that gold and riches.. was Trump. not a good feeling.

Nathalie Kelley – a force to be reckon

rebecca1
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rebecca1

haha, Patrick…”gold and Trump.” I hear ya!

Jason Klein
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Jason Klein

I really like new dynasty! Its fun and tacky at same time

Shay
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Shay

Well, from all I’ve read here, “tacky” doesn’t begin to cover it…..

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

I get that folks don’t like this show. But please look at seasons 1 – 3 of the original which ranged from hot mess to dull. Blake was always a stiff board. Crystal was always uninteresting. At least here they attempt to fix that. Nasty Fallon was the best thing about S1. But then they paired her with Derwood and she turned in to Stepford Wife Fallon. Steven slipped in and out of gay. Season one he was paired with the always a little crazy Claudia and then Sammi Jo. Actor quit over this trepidation. Blake who had a murderous… Read more »

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

Should be a period BTW Blake was given a pass. Horned up chauffeur was a new sentence. Although Blake as a horned up chauffeur would be ratings gold!

Mark Y
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Mark Y

There’s a lot to like about Dynasty. Big, sprawling family saga. Interesting relationships, glamorous sets, beautiful actors – there’s no reason why it shouldn’t be a success. But why? Last time I saw Krystle she was a tall platinum blonde and Blake was silver fox.
Why reimagine these characters? Give it its own themes and personalities. The writers better make sure the characters have good stories to play or we won’t care about them and won’t watch. And why don’t we have the original theme song?! I miss those final two notes!

Daisy Day
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Daisy Day

Rated D. The casting is way off. I do like Grant Show as Blake. Crystal was a cool blonde not a hot Latina. SammyJo could have been cast as a hot Latina not a gay man. Jeff was a waspish goody mild tempered Yuppie. Fallon’s casting gets a B+ The story lines suck (no pun intended). Denver is oil – Atlanta is peaches. That was the first mistake. I’m sure it is because is much cheaper to shoot in Atlanta than Denver. Also the climate is more conducive to outdoor filming. Overall very disappointing. I will DVR the first season.… Read more »

Tad
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Tad

The acting and writing is horrible. There is not a single characters that seems like an actual human-being. This is way worse than I expected.

Tasha Jones
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Tasha Jones

I love it so far. Of course there are things I would love to change when it comes to casting. But the overall feel of the show has me glued. I love that they made ‘Chrystal’ Catty it will give a different spin on things. When she pushed her into the grave it gave me bumps and reminded me of the pool scene years ago. Give it a chance guys and stop nit picking everything.

dmr
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dmr

I only saw the previews, and it look beyond dreadful-wrong casting and terrible acting. Why cancel the reboot of Dallas? The new series was so good, and paid respect to its history and iconic characters. I enjoyed the reboot of Dallas. The reboot of 90210, Melrose Place, and Dynasty should have never happened. I would much rather watch reruns of the original Dynasty!

Stephanie
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Stephanie

I liked the reboot, guess I’m the only one :/ I like the different twists, glad it’s not like the original.

Shane
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Shane

I have to look at it two different ways. First compared to the original and to tell the truth…there is no comparison. It gets an F. But on it’s own…so far it has not been quality must see likable TV. When I have to strain to enjoy a show it’s not a good one and this just isn’t that good. The acting is flat, the story is flat and the drama is non-existent. I don’t even find any of the characters to be likable and there is o one to root for. So again it gets an F. Maybe I’m… Read more »

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‘That’s A Wrap’ For Dynasty’s Elizabeth Gillies & Adam Huber As They Share Farewells

The fifth and final season of CW’s Dynasty is currently playing out with the series finale to air in the early fall.

However, filming on the show wrapped this past week for series star Elizabeth Gillies (Fallon) and her on-screen husband, Adam Huber (Liam).  Each of them took to their Instagrams to share heartfelt goodbyes and ‘thank you’s’ for the journey they traveled as part of the reboot of the classic ABC primetime soap opera with its own twist.

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Huber shared his thoughts, when he expressed: “That’s a wrap!! When I got the call in 2017 that I was going to be flying out to Atlanta to join the show DYNASTY for a few episodes I had no idea what it would turn into. 4 years of my life and 84 episodes later is what happened. I am beyond grateful for this show. This is the first time I’ve ever really been apart of something like this. I’ve learned a lot. I’ve cried a lot. And I’ve made friendships that will last a lifetime.

A huge thank you to anyone and everyone who was with me on this journey. Thank you to my friends and family for your non stop love and support. My manager and agents who are absolute rockstars. The crew that wakes up day after day working lonnnng hours so we can have a finished product. The writers, directors and producers for making this show the success that it is. The casting director for saying “I think I found our Liam” The entire cast for being so welcoming from the first day I stepped foot on set. The day players, extras, stand ins, all of you!!

And gigantic thank you to all the fans!!! Thank you for staying with us the whole time during this wild ride. Without you watching and binging on whatever platform you watch the show on, we would have not been able to bring you 5 seasons and 108 episodes of DYNASTY craziness. Thank you so much. From the bottom of my heart. This has been an experience I will never forget! 🖤Ps…new episode tonight!! I hope you enjoy the rest of the season! It’s going to be a lot of fun!”

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Gillies, simply brought out her inner-Fallon with her Instagram post which said, “Every day, I take one man’s dirt and turn it into diamonds. And digging up insider info is even easier when they assume you work for the airline, instead of owning the plane. Bon Voyage, Fallon 🥂”

Elizabeth’s co-stars were quick to heap praise on the talented actress/singer/director (she directed the two most recent episodes of the series). Rafael de La Fuente who plays Sammy Jo, expressed: ‘What a gift for me to get to work with you for five years. Forever a fan, forever family.”

Pop superstar, Arianna Grande, a longtime friend, and Broadway co-star with Gillies in the musical 13, posted: “Oh my.congratulations, my Liz, on completing this massive and magnificent chapter with Fallon.  she is / you are utterly spectacular. !!!!!!!!! love youuu. sm.”

You can check out their farewell posts below.

So, sad to know that Liz and Adam have wrapped their run as the fifth and final season of Dynasty is coming to a close? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

 

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Original ‘Dynasty’ Star, Bo Hopkins, Dead at 80

Another celebrity death in the news this Memorial Day weekend. Original ABC Dynasty cast member, Bo Hopkins (Ex-Matthew Blaisdel), has passed away at 80-years-old.

The news came from Hopkins wife of 33-years, Sian, who shared his death for the first time with The Hollywood Reporter.

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From the report, Hopkins actually passed away three weeks ago on May 9th after suffering a heart attack at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys.

On Dynasty, Bo Hopkins, Linda Evans (Krystle) and Pamela Bellwood (Claudia) had one of the long-running stories, since Krystle and Matthew begun an affair after Claudia had a mental breakdown. Blake would always see Matthew as his adversary.  Hopkins played the recurring role from 1981-1987.

In addition, Hopkins had a long and accomplished motion picture and television career with notable highlights including his roles in the films: American Graffiti, The Wild Bunch, Midnight Express and White Lightning, and on television on: The Rockford Files, Barnaby JonesCharlie’s AngelsFantasy IslandThe A-TeamScarecrow and Mrs. King, and Murder, She Wrote and more.

Bo’s final film appearance would be in 2020’s in Hillbilly Elegy, directed by Ron Howard, who he worked with decades ago on American Graffiti.

Hopkins is survived by his children, Matthew and Jane.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Bo Hopkins and his family in the comment section. But first, watch Bo in ‘Dynasty’ as Matthew returns and takes the Carringtons hostage.

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The CW Cancels ‘Dynasty’; Show Will End With Current Fifth Season

As some had suspected, with ailing ratings and virtually no promotion, the CW’s reboot of Dynasty has been canceled.  The primetime soap will end at the end of its current fifth season, meaning no season six as die-hard fans and the cast and crew had hoped for.

Dynasty has been a soap on steroids, with snappy dialog, over-the-top storylines, and some wonderful performances especially from series lead, Elizabeth Gillies (Fallon).  Elizabeth tweeted upon the news of the cancellation: “SO PROUD OF MY BEAUTIFUL DYNASTY FAMILY!!”

According to Deadline, the show had been kept in production partly because of the revenue it generated with its deal with Netflix.

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The cast includes: Daniella Alonso as Cristal Carrington, Elaine Hendrix as Alexis Carrington Colby, Rafael de la Fuente as Sammy Jo Jones, Sam Underwood as Adam Carrington, Michael Michele as Dominique Deveraux, Robert Christopher Riley as Michael Culhane, Sam Adegoke as Jeff Colby, Maddison Brown as Kirby Anders, Adam Huber as Liam Ridley, Eliza Bennett as Amanda Carrington and Grant Show as Blake Carrington.

CW’s Dynasty was the reboot of the classic 80’s ABC primetime version, which aired from 1981-1989, with a modern twist to several of the characters and stories.

So, sad to know there will be no more Dynasty on the CW? Do you think the show could be shopped somewhere else? Comment below.

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