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DYNASTY Reboot Gets Series Order By CW!

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Soaps fans will get a twist on an old favorite when Dynasty debuts on the CW! The series rebootof the popular 80’s primetime soap received its order to series from the network.

According to Deadline: “Co-written by Gossip Girl creators Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage and Revenge writer-producer Sallie Patrick , the new Dynasty stars Grant Show (Melrose Place), Elizabeth Gillies (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll), Nathalie Kelley (The Vampire Diaries), James Mackay (The Leftovers), Alan Dale (The O.C.), Sam Adegoke (Murder in the First), Robert Christopher Riley (Hit the Floor), and Rafael de la Fuente (Empire).

It follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children. The series will be told primarily through the perspectives of two women at odds: Fallon Carrington, daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington, and her soon-to-be stepmother, Cristal, a Hispanic woman marrying into this WASP family and America’s most powerful class.”

Esther and Robert Shapiro, Dynasty’s original creators are on board as EP’s of the reboot as well.

No dates announced yetas to if Dynasty will be ready for a fall launch or next year. Stay tuned.

So, excited to see what the new Dynasty reboot will look and feel like? Comment below.

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Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Sometimes reboots and remakes are not as good as the original…i might take a peak if i am really bored that night!

Marc Harshbarger
Marc Harshbarger

I’m looking forward to this new “Dynasty”. I’ve always liked Grant Show, and hopefully this reboot will be as much fun to watch as the original!

Charday
Charday

Bring it–I’ll give it a try.

John Gordon
John Gordon

Not excited particularly – DYNASTY was fine in it’s day, I’m not certain that a re-make of it will work today.

Barbara from Atlanta
Barbara from Atlanta

Ugh. Why is a network doing this? I’m all for a well written good soap. However, trying to recreate a highly popular serial by recasting the parts with new actors likely will not work. I feel sorry for the actress who is cast as Alexis —- Imagine trying to compete with Joan Collins’ success in the role!!

I thought the Dallas reboot was a flop. It had great potential and (thanks to Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy, etc) had a great connection to the past success. However, the writers had absolutely NO idea what to do with it and completely botch the last opportunity we had to see Hagman’s JR Ewing.

Besides the name of the show and the name of the characters, it doesn’t sound like this show has any connection to the original show (notice that Linda Evans, Joan Collins, etc. are not listed). This thing won’t last a year!!

The Shapiros and the network should wise up and give these poor actors a fighting chance: Write a brand NEW show where they can create brand NEW characters.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

a whole new show might had worked better…the original was on for years…cant see what they can do to refreshen the show…i rather watch repeats of the original

Alan
Alan

The original was too campy for my tastes — KNOTS LANDING will always be the gold standard for primetime soaps — but I’m willing to give this chance since Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, and Sallie Patrick are writing/producing.

dmr
dmr

I remember watching “Dynasty” as a little girl. In the 80’s, daytime and evening “soaps” spared no expense, as we were able to enter into a world of glitz and glamour. My favorite evening “soap” was Knots Landing. I enjoyed Dallas, too. I liked the Dallas remake and loved seeing a few of my favorites from the original back on-screen. Not sure I will watch the remake of Dynasty..

su0000
su0000

I never heard of Dynasty , but never seen it.
Just want say.
When people love a soap it’s because of the actors.
Without the original cast it no longer is Dynasty ..

There is going to be a lot of disapointment. It will not be Dynasty but a knock-off that will disapoint.

((MASH could never be brought back, either))

sonniorsolita
sonniorsolita

I was on the fence but Rafael de la Fuente? Now I’m in. And he’s playing a boyfriend of Steven’s? I hope he doesn’t come to he same fate as Steven’s first boyfriend on the original “Dynasty.”

Breaking News

Maddison Brown Joins ‘Dynasty’ As Kirby Anders

Another familiar character to longtime Dynasty fans has been cast for its upcoming second season; that of the very troubled, Kirby Anders.

In the CW reboot, newcomer Maddison Brown has nabbed the role, originally played in the ABC version by Kathleen Beller.

According to EW.com, the character description reads: “Kirby grew up in the staff’s living quarters with her father, estate manager Joseph Anders, and sides more with the downstairs occupants than the upstairs.  She has a fraught history with the Carringtons, specifically a tempestuous relationship with Fallon that was the reason for Kirby’s exile from the Manor years ago.  And while she returns to Atlanta to make amends with her father, she will certainly continue wreaking havoc on the Carringtons.”

Brown is listed as a series regular for the new season.

Dynasty returns with all-new episodes on Friday, October 12th at 8PMEST.

So, what do you think of Kirby being back on the canvas against the Carringtons? Comment below

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DYNASTY Confirms Cristal Swap With A Twist; Ana Brenda Contreras Joins The Cast

So it is official.  Nathalie Kelley will not be returning to season 2 of CW’s Dynasty.  The actress revealed it herself in an interview with E! News that shocked fans of the show, but at that time there was no official comment from the show. Now we know why!

This morning at the CW’s executive session at the TCA summer press tour, it was revealed that Kelley’s exit is all part of a soapy twist!

In story, Cristal was last seen in the season finale of season one in dire circumstances… she was shot, and then trapped in fire.  Enter telenovela star, Ana Brenda Contreras who is joining the cast for season 2 as the real Cristal Flores! .

CW president Mark Pedowitz shared as to the reason for the recast: “It’s a wild soap, these are things you do on a soap.”  He said the decision to reveal a different Cristal was made last midseason.

Pedowitz also noted: “We have plans for other characters too.  (Showrunner) Sallie (Patrick) has fun twist and turns in store.”

So, what do you think of the plot twist which ushers out Cristal 2, but bring in the original Cristal 1?  Comment below.

 

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DYNASTY’s Brianna Brown Is A New Mom!

It’s a boy for Brianna Brown and her husband Richie Keen!

The CW’s Dynasty star, were she plays Claudia Blaisdel, gave birth to her son Charlie Zane on July 18th in Los Angeles.

The new little bundle of joy weighed in 7 lbs., 11 oz.

In a statement to PEOPLE the proud new parents expressed: “We are overjoyed to welcome Charlie into our family and are grateful to everyone who helped guide us through our birth experience. We are looking forward to all the adventures we will have in the next chapter of our lives.”

General Hospital fans remember Brianna for her portrayal of Dr. Lisa Niles who had an obsession with Dr. Patrick Drake (played by now Y&R’s Jason Thompson).

Share your congratulations for the happy couple and baby Charlie via the comment section below!

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