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Grant Show Tapped to Play Blake Carrington In CW’s Dynasty Reboot!

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The upcoming CW Dynasty pilot reboot has found their new Blake Carrington.

The leading role and patriarch of the wealthy Carrington clan originally played by the iconic and late John Forsythe, will now be played by former soap vet Grant Show (Ryan’s Hope, Melrose Place). TV Line revealed the casting news.

In more casting updates for the pilot:  Blake’s daughter Fallon Carrington will be played by Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll‘s Elizabeth Gillies, and her soon-to-be stepmother, Cristal played by Vampire Diaries‘ Nathalie Kelley, who in the reboot is a Hispanic woman marrying into this WASP family and America’s most powerful class.  Murder in the First Class star, Sam Adegoke has been cast in the role Jeff Colby.

The Dynasty reboot is being helmed by Gossip Girl creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage and Revenge producer Sallie Patrick.

So what do you think of the casting news of Grant Show as the new Blake Carrington? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Rodd
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Rodd

Well, I can’t see it, but I’ ll wait until they release a cast photo. I don’t know who these other people are. Should be interesting to see how they pull it off.

JMER
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JMER

Agreed, I can’t see him as Blake. John Forsyth had a very specific thing he did for Blake’s portrayal and Grant has none of that aura. No idea who the others are but I may tune in for a few minutes or least checkout a trailer to see if any of it catches my eye.

Jenny
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Jenny

If this makes a full season…I will be shocked.

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

Good for him and i hope its a hit but i wont be watching…the original was great campy fun and addictive…reboots of old show rarely arent as good as the original…now if they got Emma Sams to play Alexis i might take a peek!!!

krystle
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krystle

…along with Dame Joan Collins playing The mother of ‘Alexis’!

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Say it ain’t so…Emma Samms as Alexis..BIG pass for me if that happens. Dallas was a good reboot but this one I agree with you Jimh maybe not such a good idea. Iconic because of the camp which I don’t think can be duplicated.

Steve
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Steve

Just to clarify, “Dynasty” is a reboot (restart with different actors playing same/similar characters). The recent “Dallas” was a continuation of the original series with the original performers mixed with newcomers.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Steve…dear dear misguided Steve…IT WARE A REBOOT TOO. A continuation indeed. Off the telly for ages rebooted and rewrapped…that’s our Dallas…that’s our DINASTY AKA DYNASTY. Oh now look…you’ve brought out me English bits and all.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

It just keeps getting worse and worse……….

Alan
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Alan

Grant Show is an interesting choice but I’m not sold on the other actors that have been cast so far. However since it is from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, I’m keeping an open mind…

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Dynasty was a child of the era that birth it— don’t think the same premise will work as well today even with the twist– and it really isn’t much of a twist— to really modernized it, I would have made the Carringtons Asia and had a black woman married into it– but as is, I guess it will come down to the writing whether this something new and fresh or basically trying to make a white version of Empire

Steve
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Steve

They are modernizing the characters. Not only is Cristal (spelling changed to indicate Latina heritage), Jeff has been cast with a black actor and Sammy Joe is a Latin Gay male!

mark
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mark

Lol who comes up with these dumb shows that no one watches lollololol

Harold
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Harold

Hmmm. Basically just One Life to Live 1960s WASPs v. the Woleks and Carla Hall and intermarrying and all that. Agnes Nixon did this most probably better 49 years ago.

mgb357
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mgb357

so why not use some of the OLTL cast..

Erika Slezak would be wonderful – maybe Jeff Colby’s mother?

and Melissa Archer would make a great – daughter that Blake/Alexis didn’t know that they had?

Sandy
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Sandy

This might be interesting.

Rob
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Rob

This wont last 3 episodes before its canned

mark
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mark

Amen

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Rob…EXACTLY!!!!! TPTB over at the CW are TOTAL IDIOTS for even trying to do a Dynasty reboot!!!!! DISASTER ALL THE WAY!!!!!

Later, dude.

Vince
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Vince

This is CW. You folks are really ignorant. CW have never pulled a show in years. This would have to bomb of epic proportions for that to happen and fyi two of their new shows flopped this Fall neither got pulled.

Nicholas
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Nicholas

too young for the part of blake but would have made a great matthew blaisdel !

GRANTLOVER!!
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GRANTLOVER!!

Cant anyone come up with something new instead of the same old stuff rebooted.
If they spent as much time and heart in the soaps that were cancelled we wouldn’t
be waiting for rebooted crap!

Karen Trawick
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Karen Trawick

Wow!!! That’s exciting! I’ll watch. We have a tendency to pigeonhole actors. We only want toners them in this role or only playing such and such character. They are actors. The project is a reboot. I like a good reboot.Look how successful Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars became. This show will feature former daytime and nighttime soap favorites so I am willing to give it a chance.

Martin Verlander
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Martin Verlander

It’ll probably last longer on the Cw than any other major network….Seriously, Supernatural is in its 12th season and no one watching it will admit they watch it..

Shay
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Shay

This “rebooted” Dynasty with its “reconstituted” cast sounds absolutely abysmal…and that is coming from someone who adored Grant Show on both “Ryan’s Hope” and “Melrose Place!” I’ve since enjoyed his appearances on subsequent series, as well, but this definitely won’t be one of them. I shan’t be watching!!!! (And why can’t people just leave well enough alone? The “real” Dynasty was an international smash hit…it had its time and place as a very fond footnote in television history and as thus, doesn’t require any sort of 21st century politically-correct tinkering.)

Patricio
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Patricio

Can’t wait- always thought he would be a big star just bad luck .

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Emma revealed, “This panic-inducing level of fatigue has been less startling and immensely compromising … and it fluctuates. I improve slightly, have a couple of good days, and assume I am on the road to recovery, only to go right back to feeling horrendous.”

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The actress who first became soap famous for GH, later appeared on the original ABC version of Dynasty as Fallon Carrington.

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In a rare, and exciting virtual chat today )May 22nd), the entire cast of CW’s Dynasty on board for a conversation with TV Line beginning today at 12 p. m. ET/9 a.m. PT.

The cast is coming together during the COVID-19 pandemic for the launch of its just completed 3rd season on Netflix.

Participating will be: Sam Adegoke (Jeff), Daniella Alonso (Cristal),  Madison Brown (Kirby), Alan Dale (Anders), Rafael de la Fuente (Sam),  Elizabeth Gillies (Fallon), Elaine Hendrix (Alexis), Adam Huber (Liam), Michael Michele (Dominique), Robert Christopher Riley (Culhane), Grant Show (Blake) and Sam Underwood (Adam).

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