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‘Dynasty’ Recasts and Departures Addressed By EP and CW President

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On Sunday at the CW’s TCA Summer Press Tour, the changing and revolving door of cast changes was bantered about during the network’s executive session. As fans of the Dynasty reboot know, the role of Cristal has now been recast twice.

First, following Nathalie Kelley’s exit at the end of the first season, Ana Brenda Contreras took over the role for season 2, but now, as had been previously reported, she is being replaced by actress Daniella Alonso ahead of season 3.  Contreras was said to be leaving for personal reasons.

And if that was not confusing enough, there was the exit of James MacKay as Steven Carrington when back in November of 2018 he announced via his Instagram: “While Steven had a choice to leave, unfortunately I didn’t. There’s a lot of decisions involved in making television, and sometimes they just don’t go your way and you have to live with it.”  However, MacKay returned to the show on recurring status making a few appearances since that time.

Then, there was the exit of Nicollette Sheridan, who left for personal reasons as well, in the key role of Alexis Carrington and who was replaced by Elizabeth Gilles who apparently now is playing a dual role on the show that of Fallon and Alexis, but is she moving forward?  And then .. behind the scenes the original reboot showrunner Sallie Patrick made her exit to go into development ahead of season 2; where she was replaced by Josh Reims.

CW President Mark Pedowitz had this to say to the press about the cast departures: “We hoped (Ana Contreras) would continue but she had personal issues we had no control over.  There’s no dirt to be found.”  Pedowitz was dismissing a theory that there was a bigger underlining issue going on behind the scenes.

Dynasty executive producer Josh Schwartz added to Deadline:“Some (casting changes) were made for creative decisions, some were made for personal reasons, and just a confluence of things that happened in succession but it’s not part of a larger pattern. And on the showrunner front, Sallie ran the show for two seasons on a 22-episode model.  It was always her plan to pass the baton after a couple of seasons. Josh is an excellent and experienced showrunner.”

So, what do you think about all the casting changes at Dynasty and we are only at the start of the 3rd season.  Comment below.

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Honestly, it’s messy that we’re on the third season and there’s already a third face portraying the role of Cristal. Admittedly, when Nathalie Kelley left, I was skeptical concerning the casting of Ana Brenda Contreras, however, the “real” Cristal was fun and refreshing, so I welcomed her. Also, nuCristal (Daniella Alonso) looks a bit too old to be replacing Contreras. If anything, she should be replacing Kelley in her version of a returning Cristal, etc. Either way, I will still be tuning in, because Dynasty is a fantastic, primetime soap opera that I’m hoping makes it to a fourth season.… Read more »

Patricia Borelli
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Patricia Borelli

Well people leave for various reasons. Hopefully this Cristal will work out..as for Alexis there are many actresses that can fill that role..too bad Nicolette had to leave. Get someone like Kim Catrell..good age and would be amazing as Alexis..the show needs a few more seasoned players to make it work to get more interest from viewers. Not that the cast is bad. But it seems Elizabeth Giles is holding this show down.

Rodd
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Rodd

Too confusing to keep up with all these changes. All I really care about is how it translate to what we see on the screen. I do think that Steven was a big loss for the show and I’d rather not see Elizabeth Gilles continue to play Alexis, it’s too jarring, though I thought she did a great take on it.

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

This show sounds like a train wreck.

Scoops
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Scoops

Why don’t they just get a new Cristal every season? Seriously, I’m a fan of the show and love the soapy drama but this is somewhat distressing as a viewer. Kind of hard to grow attached to a character when the actor or actress in the role has a limited shelf life. I just hope that they do right by Elizabeth Gilles. She truly is the breakout of this show and the one to watch. Also, can we do better by way of the writing? Loved that they paid homage to the original with the horse being spooked this resulting… Read more »

Liz Gomez
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Liz Gomez

I would of LOVED to see Heather Locklear play Alexis since she was on the original.
HEAR THAT DYNASTY WRITERS!!!!
Love the reboot and lookin’ forward to season 3!

Scoops
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Scoops

Would’ve loved that as well!

Yolanda Arias-Arenas
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Yolanda Arias-Arenas

They should bring back the original Crystal and Nicolette Sheridan or put Heather Locklear in.

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‘Dynasty’ and GH Favorite Emma Samms Marries Simon McCoy

Over the weekend, Emma Samms (Ex-Fallon, Dynasty, and Holly, General Hospital) announced that she has wed former BBC News broadcaster Simon McCoy sharing a very sweet photo.

The couple secretly tied the knot.  Samms and McCoy had just announced they had become engaged a month ago and at the time said they were looking to get married next year in 2022, but apparently things moved much quicker!

With a candid wedding photo, Samms expressed: “Yesterday was a very good day,” and she wrote alongside the image, the hashtag: “#mrandmrs”

McCoy also took to Twitter after seeing all the congrats and well-wishes for the newlyweds adding: “Twitter can be a lovely place. @EmmaSamms1 – my wife – and I are so happy. Thank you for all your kind messages.”

This is Samms fourth marriage.  She also has two children from her previous marriages, Micha and Cameron.

As for McCoy, he was previously married for 14 years to Victoria Graham.  However, the couple split after reports that she was involved in a relationship with his BBC colleague. Jon Gripton.

Share your well-wishes and congratulations to Emma and Simon via the comment section below.

 

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Eliza Bennett Cast as Amanda Carrington on CW’s Dynasty

In the original ABC classic version of Dynasty, Catherine Oxenberg played this key role, which was also played for a time by Karen Cellini, but now comes word that CW’s reboot of the series is adding back into the mix the character of Amanda Carrington.

This time, the British-Carrington will be played by actress Eliza Bennett (MTV’s Sweet/Vicious). And remember, Amanda is the daughter of Alexis Carrington (Elaine Hendrix).

According to TV Line, Bennett will become a series regular and will debut this season and return for season five of the soap.

The log lines for Amanda’s re-emergence in the story share: “The long-lost Carrington relative, born and raised in Europe, arrives on the Carrington doorstep holding a treasure trove of secrets from their past… and hers,  Amanda is smart, confident, and can hold her own against any Carrington who comes at her. By day she’s a savvy lawyer, but by night she’s a bit of a party girl. Ashe has no problem stirring up trouble in a family full of troublemakers.”

So, what do you think about NuAmanda? Excited they have had the character back to the canvas of Dynasty? Comment below.

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‘Dynasty’ Reveals ‘Who’s In the Casket’ as Original Cast Member Exits

Friday night’s episode of CW’s Dynasty featured the highly-anticipated reveal of which character was being mourned at the funeral in the season-opener flash-forward.

It turned out that original CW series cast member, Alan Dale (Anders) is the one who exited the series, and who’s character died.  And as viewers learned it was not from exactly from an injury to the rib, sustained in trying to protect Fallon (Elizabeth Gillies) and Liam (Adam Huber) from kidnappers that actually did Anders in, but from a car accident and the pain of it his injures on his way to see Cristal (Daniella Alonso) in the hospital that sent him to heaven. Meanwhile, Cristal wasn’t doing too well either, as she was undergoing experimental treatments for a brain tumor.

The red-herring of who was actually in the casket led viewers to believe it could have been Cristal, Liam, or Culhane (Robert Christopher Riley) and earlier in the season many believed it was Sam (Rafael de la Fuente) or Adam (Sam Underwood), but they later appeared in the flash-forwards of the funeral.

Clearly, Fallon is very devastated by the the loss of Anders.  Earlier in the episode Anders told her, “Nothing’s going to happen to you while I can help it. You’re like a daughter to me.”

Fans took to Twitter on Friday sharing their grief of the beloved Alan Dale being killed-off the series as well with numerous sentiments on the reveal.

So, did you guess it was Anders who was in the casket? Sad to know Alan Dale is off Dynasty? Comment below.

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