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GH Alum Brianna Brown To Play Claudia Blaisdel In CW’s DYNASTY Pilot!

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Intriguing casting information from none other than former General Hospital star, Brianna Brown (Ex-Lisa Niles).

The actress revealed that she has been cast Claudia Blaisdel – the role made soap-famous by Pamela Bellwood in the 80’s.

Brown took to her Instagram account and expressed: “Thrilled to announce my next project! For those who remember the original Dynasty, I’ll be playing the iconic role of Claudia Blaisdel in this CW pilot remake. Fingers crossed it goes to series!

Brianna also recently played Taylor on Lifetime’s Devious Maids.

So, what do  you think of Brianna as Claudia?  Share your thoughts below!

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Tomas Torquemada
Tomas Torquemada

Poor child. Claudia was such an uninteresting character. They paired her with everyone but Fallon and she still never got legs. When they ran out of ideas they’d make her Kimberly/Melrose crazy. They often ran out of ideas.

davlestev1
davlestev1

You are hilarious but it’s so true. The character and actress were dishwater dull and back then if you didn’t record it on the VCR there was NO FF PERIOD!!

dante williams
dante williams

This is a reboot though. Who knows, maybe they are aware how paper thin boring she was and they’ve made some much needed changes to her character and her story. I’m personally reserving judgment until I’ve at least watched the first episode.

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

Good for her but Dynasty should had been a continuation of the original instead of a reboot…been there done that…hope it goes for her sake and all but i have fond memories of the original and wont be watching the remake!!!

dante williams
dante williams

I agree, wish they went the Dallas route of continuation, except for the telenovela they tried to turn it into and hopefully they would have someone with a strong sense of the history of the show.

Lew S.
Lew S.

I like Brianna, but I don’t know about the reboot.

Alan
Alan

Of all the characters NOT to bring back for the reboot, Matthew and Claudia Blaisdel (and daughter Lindsay) would be at the top of my list.

Sue M.
Sue M.

I liked the original Dynasty and the actors and actresses. Not interested in the new one at all!! It will never come close to the original. Because no John Collins, Linda Evans, Etc. Need I say more.

Mark Y
Mark Y

I find this reincarnation of Dynasty to be so confusing. They aren’t picking up where it left off. They aren’t going back in time to the beginning. It doesn’t make sense.

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

When I faithfully watched the original “Dynasty,” I was always Team Krystle, even though I appreciated the entertainment value of the work of Joan Collins as Alexis. Further, I was also Team Claudia! As played by Pamela Bellwood, Claudia was sensitive, fragile, and dynamic — an unsung heroine of the show. I am glad this important character will be part of the reboot. I suspect that Brianna Brown will do a fine job.

Mark Y
Mark Y

I completely agree with you about Claudia. Very well said. She was always one of my favorite characters.

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Thank you, Mark! Glad you liked Claudia, too. Take care, Friend!

jaybird369
jaybird369

James…I get what you’re saying here, Brother. I really do. But, remember…the original Claudia (originally played by Pamela Bellwood) was truly ONE OF A KIND!!!!! So, therefore, Brianna Brown better look like bringing her A-GAME (or whatever) to the Dynasty reboot.

Just saying……….

Later, Brother.

Bonbonn62
Bonbonn62

Aww she could have been Fallon

Jenny
Jenny

Whoa!! That Claudia chick was whacked! This one has good experience at playing a nutjob. But this “reboot” is going to tank after one season. It is not focusing in on any of the fun and frivolity of the original series. It is trying to be politically and racially diverse, dark and edgy, while using the Dynasty name and similarities. The Dallas reboot worked because it continued the narrative of the original hit and included the REAL characters.

Timmm
Timmm

She is hot! I hope they dont F up this reboot like Dallas!

Rob
Rob

Shes cute and all but have they hired one actor for this that can actually act?

Reagan
Reagan

I have no doubt in Brianna’s ability to work hard and do a good job as an actress. This reboot though – ugh! Just make a new prime time soap or do what they did with Dallas, continue it not remake it. I have no plans to watch.

dante williams
dante williams

I want to know who they are getting to play Diahann Carol’s role.

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DYNASTY Ups Four To Series Regulars As Season Three Kicks-Off

Just in time for the start of the new season of CWs deliciously wicked soap reboot of Dynasty! News on Friday has that four members of the cast have been upped to series regular, meaning they will be pivotal in story and see a lot more screen time.

According to Deadline:  the third actress to play Cristal Jennings, Daniella Alonso, who debuts tonight in the season three opener has been made series regular. Along with the previously recurring: Michael Michele (Dominique Devereaux), Sam Underwood (Adam Carrington) and Adam Huber (Liam), who have now been upped to major cast status.

Additionally, Elizabeth Gillies (Fallon) seemed to have taken over the the role of Alexis from Nicollette Sheridan.  Is this going to be a doppelgänger story, or not? Time will tell.

The new season gets underway with new showrunner Josh Reims, and Sallie Patrick staying on as an executive producer.

CW’s Dynasty is a modernized reboot of the 1980s primetime soap of the same name, the series follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children.

Glad to hear Sam, Adam, Michael and Daniella are series regulars for season three? Watch what happens tonight beginning at 9PMEST on the CW.

 

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Game on! Let the backstabbing begin! CW’s Dynasty returns tomorrow night for its third season,with an episode entitled, :Guilt Trip To Alaska.”  And in it, Blake (Grant Show), Fallon (Elizabeth Gilles), Cristal (now played by Daniella Alonso), Adam (Sam Underwood), and Anders (Alan Dale) need to get their stories straight, as the homicide detectives try to close in on the two dead bodies floating in the water. Elsewhere, it seems that Dominique Deveraux (Michael Michele) is looking for her MIA son, Jeff Colby (Sam Adegoke). But is she, since she double-crossed him?

Throughout the season, look for Fallon to have a bevy of people looking to destroy her; chief among them her psychotic, evil brother, Adam.  Blake will become more ruthless than ever wanting to reclaim what’s his, but his half-sister Dominique wants what is rightfully hers, as well!

In addition,Fallon and Liam (Adam Huber) against all odds will try to hold their romance together, if he survives the season opener.  Then, look for Sammy Jo (Rafael De La Fuente) to enter the high life of the rich and famous, but with that comes danger.  And what of Alexis who was revealed to have a new face, that of Fallon?  How will she figure into the equation and stir up a mass of trouble and revenge?

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Dynasty season three kicks-off Friday October 11 at 9PMEST on the CW.

Watch a promo for the new season, “Get The Tables” below.

Then weigh-in: are you ready for more revenge, double-crosses, and lust and greed on Dynasty season 3? Comment below.

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Groundbreaking Star of ‘Dynasty’ and ‘Julia’, Diahann Carroll Dies At 84

One of the beautiful and beloved actresses in the world, Diahann Carroll, has passed away in heartbreaking news on Friday.  Carroll died at her home in Los Angeles after a long bout with cancer, according to her daughter,  producer-journalist Suzanne Kay.

Carroll, who was first-known for her amazing singing voice, and then as an actress, received a Tony Award and an Oscar nomination in her legendary career. She also make television history for her turns on Julia and Dynasty.

In her role as Julia, Carroll, became the first African American female to star in a non-stereotypical role in her own primetime network series . Julia, premiered in September 1968, finished No. 7 in the ratings in the first of its three seasons, and Carroll received an Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe for her work.

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And later in her career, after loving ABC’s primetime soap, Dynasty, Carroll got the attention of producer Aaron Spelling to create a role on the show for her. And thus she became the one and only Dominique Deveraux … the half-sister of Blake Carrington (John Forstyhe).

That part broke ground as well, for Diahann in 1984, became the first featured African American character on a prime time soap.  Carroll later appeared on the Dynasty spinoff, The Colbys,  In films, Carroll earned her Oscar nomination for her work in Claudine (1974),

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Diahann was married four times.  In addition to her daughter, she is survived by her grandchildren, August and Sydney.

For more on the passing of Diahann Carroll check out the Hollywood Reporter.

Share your remembrances and condolences on the passing of Diahann Carroll via the comment section below.

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