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Dynasty Renewed For Second Season By The CW!

While the ratings have been less than stellar, but with a move to Friday night’s and the addition of Nicollette Sheridan as Alexis Carrington which saw an uptick, the CW announced it has officially renewed Dynasty for a second season!

According to Deadline on the surprise renewal: “The reboot of the classic 1980s soap has a lucrative distribution deal with Netflix for CBS TV Studios, whose parent CBS co-owns the CW. Additionally, the CW brass hope that the arrival of Nicollette Sheridan as Alexis Carrington would provide the spark that Joan Collins delivered when she joined the original series as Alexis in Season 2.”

The CW also renewed Riverdale, Jane the Virgin, The Flash, Arrow and Supernatural among others.

So, glad to hear more CW Dynasty is on the way? Comment below!

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mike
mike

This version of Dynasty is like a bad cartoon. The one good thing they have is Alan Dale as Anders.

su0000
su0000

I haven’t heard of Dynasty , not until it was talked of being a comeback soap, or some such thing..
So– I checked in 3 times..
0ooh gawd! it is so awful !!
It’s so phony! phooey! ..

( 3 strikes and I was out …

dmr
dmr

The “real” Dynasty was great-full of 80’s soapy goodness! I haven’t checked out this version, and I don’t plan on it. We had Dynasty, Dallas, and Knots Landing in the 80’s-such great drama!

Phil
Phil

I’m thrilled! I’m loving this show! Nicolette Sheridan is awesome as Alexis! I hope the cast Adam next season!

Linda
Linda

I am SO glad to hear that Dynasty has been renewed! I love this show!

SO glad to hear that Riverdale has been renewed as well!

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Linda, I am with you on both counts. I had never watched anything on CW until Riverdale premiered. Both shows are enjoyable.

Kyle
Kyle

Hooray! I’m surprised and pleased. The writing (especially some of the one-liners) is smart, campy, and fun. This show is my guilty pleasure.

Phil
Phil

Campy! Exactly! Finally someone who understands the concept!

Antonio
Antonio

Joan Collins, the original Alexis Carrington, came in with incoming writers Eileen and Robert Mason Pollock. No such luck for Nicolette Sheridan. She is good, but the show is crap.

Rodd
Rodd

I’m happy. It’s not the old Dynasty that I loved, but there are a number of familiar elements and a lot of newer ones that keep me tuning in. Glad it’ll be around for another season.

Iakovos
Iakovos

Cannot believe this decision based on the anemic ratings. The CW though does give its series a chance, more than other outlets. (And a sweet distribution deal helps.) This DYNASTYreally is less a reboot than a new soap using familiar names and relationships. It is not especially memorable but it is naughty frothy fun. Maybe producers will tweak some with the opportunity of a secure future. I miss the slow builds those 1980s primetime soaps had. Now it seems every episode has to have an over-the-top moment or quickly resolved arc. (Thanks EMPIRE!) Wonder where the show will land. I hope The CW has a plan to reintroduce Season 1 to build interest,.

Phil
Phil

Actually this IS a reboot! This is where it is important to understand the difference between a reboot and a revival! A revival is a continuation of some sort from the original ala 90210 and Melrose Place! A reboot is a reinvention of the original using the same concept and hitting the reset button. It is a new way of telling the old story. Keep in mind Dynasty has NEVER been a classy show. It has always been a trashy larger than life drama! It has always been a guilty pleasure with over the top stories and scenery chewing characters. It has always been light hearted and was never like Empire or even Riverdale! Frankly, I think the show accomplishes everything it sets out to accomplish. If you are looking for grounded stories then it isn’t the show for you. The Carrington are NOT everyday people they are so far removed from the first generations that they were born with silver spoons in their mouths! Don’t watch for reality watch for its flashy cheese because that is exactly what it is meant to be! Gawdy you say? Check out the original because it too was Gawdy and flashy and far from grounded… it was like any other 80s Primetime Soap, save Knots Landing! As for rebroadcasting season one, the series currently airs on international versions of NETFLlX and plays out at the same time we view the series! It will be available for streaming in its entirety on Netflix US once it finishes here!

James
James

Ratings are irrelevant when a show has a lucrative streaming deal that allows for worldwide distribution with a same-day window, similar to that of Riverdale.

That will, at the very least, guarantee Dynasty two season tops. And yeah, I share your hope that the reboot will make needed tweaks.

Satan
Satan

When Dallas did their reboot a few years back, they did it the right way…. they brought back JR, Bobby, and Sue Ellen, but their grown kids were introduced as primary characters. The idea -in the long term – was to pass the torch off to the kids entirely.

It only went wrong when Larry Hagman passed away, and even with the new characters, the show wasn’t ready to function without the presence of JR Ewing. (This should be a lesson to critics of another show who are constantly demanding the lead character be written off)

Had Larry & JR survived, I believe the “new” Dallas would still be going today. But this so-called “Dynasty” without any legitimate ties to the past show… I don’t see it going more than another year.

Riverdale…. that’s a whole other story. I just don’t think of the Archie cartoons when I watch that show, and then it’s OK. The characters & the writing are enough to sustain the show on it’s own, despite the characters coincidentally having the same name as a comic book or a 60’s bubblegum band.

dmr
dmr

Dallas was a great reboot-done in an honorable way which paid homage and respect to the original series. The acting and storylines were great! I can’t believe it was cancelled! I loved it! Strange to think that Larry is gone-what an icon!

Phil
Phil

Dallas was a revival because it continued on the same storyline! Dynasty is reboot because while it used the same characters it retold the story in a different way. They are two totally different concepts! The creators of the original Dynasty work on this one as well. There goal was a reboot aka a retelling NOT a revival aka continuation! They have in fact done what was expected! If you want the original story check it out on The CW seed app!

Alan
Alan

I think the show has a chance to improve its ratings now that Nicolette has joined the cast. The original wasn’t a hit until the second season when Joan Collins joined the cast.

Tora
Tora

Thank you for renewing this show! I love it, I can’t wait to see the second season

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‘Dynasty’ Season Two Key Art Unveiled Featuring The ‘Real’ Cristal

When season two of the CW reboot of Dynasty begins, as previously noted, there will be a new Cristal Carrington!

On the season one finale, Cristal played by Nathalie Kelley was both shot in the stomach and then trapped in an inferno!

Viewers were informed by Kelley herself back in June that she was not returning to the show.

As it turns out, when season 2 kicks-off, the real Cristal will be in the mix when Anna-Brenda Contreras makes her debut.

The CW series released new key art today for season 2 with the slogan: “Where there’s a will, there’s a war.”  Main cast members: Elizabeth Gillies (Fallon) Nicollette Sheridan (Alexis), Grant Show (Blake) and Contreras are featured.

So, what will you be checking out the new season of Dynasty when it debuts on Friday, October 12th (8PMEST/7PMXCST)?

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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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