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Pej Vahdat Joins the Cast of ‘Dynasty’ as Dex

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CW’s Dynasty is beefing up its cast with the news that Pej Vahdat has been cast in the role of “Dex”.

As Dynasty fans know, the character of Dex Dexter was originally played in 1983 through1989 by the late Michael Nader in the ABC version of the primetime soap opera.

Now in the 2022 version, Vahdat’s Dex is said to be a ‘suave, handsome, charming hedge fund manager.’  According to Deadline, Dex has a chance encounter with Alexis (Elaine Hendrix) which will change her life in more ways than one.

Joan Collins, the original Alexis Carrington and Michael Nader made quite the on-screen pair on the original Dynasty.


If Vahdat looks familiar you may have seen him on: Showtime’s City on a Hill,  FX’s The Old Man, and recurring roles on Empire, The Village, Bones and Shameless. 

The role of Dex is said to be “heavily recurring”.  No word yet on when he will first be seen in the role. Stay tuned.

So, what do you think about Pej as CW Dynasty’s new Dex? Comment below.

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who ever is casting for this show needs there job replaced

They are trying way too hard to be original from a classic series and misfiring. Like you said, some of that, the majority, is in casting. Miscast Alexis, miscast Crystal and a fail on sami joe ruined what could have been fun viewing once again.

Who’s Crystal?

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I think they are speaking of Crystal/Krystal Harrington as played by Linda Evans. That WAS a good show.

I disagree. For the most part, the casting on this series has been spot on. People expecting a mirror of the original series, especially at this point, really need to give it up.

adam, I totally agree with you. It’s largely because of those poor casting choices that I gave up on this reboot midway through its second year. It really just got to be a joke.

James, the one good thing that arises from disasters like nuDYNASTY is our yen to grab those DVDs and wallow in the originals. Same thing when they remade THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE, MY COUSIN RACHEL, REBECCA, and so many others. How I miss the great TV I grew up with, from THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW and ALL IN THE FAMILY to DYNASTY and KNOTS LANDING, my favorite. We’ll never see those days again. Which we could live with if our choices today weren’t so dismal. How many FBI, CSI, NCIS, and LAW & ORDER spinoffs can there be? And these sitcoms…you can actually feel your brain cells dying off!

Soaphound, I appreciate your reply, and I hear you! Any reboot faces certain scrutiny in how it compares with the original. Like you, I loved Dynasty, Knots Landing, and the Mary Tyler Moore Show. And it can seem like Hollywood (or New York) cannot come up with an original idea. Some of these so-called sitcoms are so contrived and painful.

I should clarify that I don’t knock this new actor in the role of Dex on Dynasty. I wish him well. Further, I have enjoyed the actress who plays Fallon and the actor who played Steven, but so many others seem woefully miscast…

I know what you’re saying about these primetime procedurals. However, as for the Law & Order franchise, I am hooked! I have watched every episode of SVU (love Mariska Hargitay) and most episodes of the others. Truly enjoying Christopher Meloni in Law & Order: Organized Crime. And, no doubt, I will add the upcoming Law & Order to my routine. Dun Dun

Sorry for butting into your interesting chat with Soaphound.I loved all those old nighttime soaps I called them, especially Knots Landing, and did either of you watch Peyton Place? Iam embarrassed to admit that I watch all the shows you mentioned James plus Chicago PD and all that Soaphound named. Of course I watch Greys Anatomy and my most favorites, The Good Dr and Blue Bloods.

Hello Violet! Please feel free to chime in anytime! I did not watch Peyton Place. I watched Greys Anatomy for several years. I’ve heard good things about the other shows you mentioned. I tend to DVR my three Law & Order shows on Thursday nights and watch them on the weekend. Take care, Friend!

I also record most stuff, or I wouldn’t get any sleep, also I have to be ready to FF when they start biting noses off and the other things they’ve done on the new L&O one. That one gets pretty intense.

Sometimes when we look back, though, we don’t find what we remember! I look back at the original Dynasty, and the writing was over the top, much of the acting was melodramatic and atrocious (even by series leads), and it is almost a parody of itself, if that’s possible.

The thoughts we have of those shows don’t necessarily reflect what the show was about … it was about the time in our lives that the original shows were airing. They are nostalgic because they take us back to a time when our own lives were simpler … and we could watch shows for escapism and fun. We watched these shows with family and friends who are no longer with us.

I only watched new Dynasty a few times, but it was pretty entertaining. I wasn’t expecting carbon copies of every character because if they did that, it would just be like a bad movie. Seriously … where are you going to find another Joan Collins, or another woman with the two front wings of hair that Linda Evans had?? That’s 40 years ago and women don’t wear their like that anymore or dress like that with linebacker shoulder pads.

I thought all in all, save for a few questionable casting and story choices, it was a pretty well done reboot of a very stylized, iconic show.

CW’s Dynasty is a fresh / humorous take on the classic ABC series. I thoroughly enjoy the show. Like the original, the show is a pure escape.

this new version of Dynasty is an unavowable pleasure… chuuuut….
can’t wait to discover the new Dex!

I can

I hope to hear a deep “hello Dex” spoken by Alexis very soon. I also hope he leaves the show in the same hysterical fashion that the original Dex did. It was part of a cliffhanger a year or 2 after the wedding massacre.


Elizabeth Gillies First Post-‘Dynasty’ Role Revealed; GH Alum Bryan Craig Also In Cast

Now that the CW’s Dynasty has come to its conclusion after five seasons, many have wondered what series star Elizabeth Gillies (ex-Fallon) will be seen in next.  Part of the answer was revealed today in casting news via Deadline.

Gillies will star and is the co-executive producer of a new Tubi film called Spread.  In it, Liz will take on the role of  ambitious and aspiring journalist, who lands a temp job at an adult magazine run by an aging industry king played by Harvey Keitel.  The character must reconcile her idealism as she strives to help the company succeed.

Spread is written by Buffy Charlet, who is another of the films Co-EP’s, and is inspired by Charlet’s real-life experience as a temp at Hustler magazine who rose in the ranks to become an editor.

The film also stars two-time Daytime Emmy winner Bryan Craig (ex-General Hospital, Good Trouble).

Look for Spread to drop on Tubi in 2023.

So, intrigued to see Liz and Bryan in Tubi’s new film, ‘Spread’? Comment below.

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DYNASTY Series Finale: A ‘False Face’ Revealed!

After five seasons, the final episode of CW’s Dynasty came to its conclusion on Friday night, but not before it delivered another soapy trope – a use of a prosthetic mask (sound familiar Days of our Lives fans?) to hide someone’s true identify.

Here’s what went down: After majordomo Graham (Dan Amboyer) had kidnapped Adam (Sam Underwood), in a shocker, Graham peels off his face! Yup, it was a prosthetic mask and reveals himself to be none other than Steven Carrington (James Mackay)!

After being kept away by Adam for years (he had hidden Steven in a sanitarium and then the place burned down), Steven finally figured out it was Adam who was pulling the strings of his disappearance. Next, came an all-out brawl; where instead of an opportunity to inject Adam with a syringe of some sort of concoction as payback, he almost killed his scheming half-brother. However, Steven didn’t want be a murderer, so he let Adam live to see another day, but told Adam to exile himself from the Carringtons and never return.

With that, and now masked again, Graham meets up with Sam (Rafael de La Fuente) at the hotel bar, where he eventually pulls off his mask to reveal himself as Steven. Kudos to de La Fuente in those scenes who gave us all the feels as Sam is reunited with the man he loves.

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Still in another heart-tugger, Fallon (Elizabeth Gillies) comes upon a man sitting at the piano at the Carringtons, and when he turns around, she sees its her brother, Steven.  The two, in typical CW Dynasty-style, break into song.  It was touchingly played by series star, Gillies along with Mackay. Elsewhere, Alexis and Blake (Grant Show) are trouncing through a horrific storm trying to find Dex. Ultimately, Alexis (Elaine Hendrix) and Dex (Pej Vahdat) reunite, and when a softened Blake returns home, he and Crystal (Daniella Alonso) vow to stay together and cement it with a kiss.

In addition, Amanda (Eliza Bennett) gets a job offer to return to London from her ex-lover, which puts her relationship with Kirby (Maddison Brown) in question.  Culhane (Robert Christopher Riley) told Sam that he’ll be moving to LA and selling his part of the hotel business they have together before he marries Nina.  Sam doesn’t take that news well and tries to ensure no one else will take Culhane’s half of their business partnership, because he likes working with him so much.  Meanwhile, the surrogate, Stacey Moore (Samantha Massell), delivers Fallon and Liam’s (Adam Huber) baby and they welcome their little girl to the dysfunction of the Carrington clan.


We are onto the final moments via a six-month time jump and the trajectory of the Carringtons and their extended family become known. Sam presides over Culhane’s wedding to Nina (Felisha Terrell), Liam has written children’s books after his baby girl, while Jeff (Sam Adegoke) is setting up ColbyCo’s new headquarters in Africa, specifically, Nigeria. Fallon had decided to rebrand her company Carrington United, much to the delight of her father.  Dominique (Michael Michele) and Alexis are both opening stores right across from each other on Bleecker Street in Manhattan, and it looks as if they will continue their ongoing catfights in the Big Apple. Kirby decides to move to London to be with Amanda.


And … in the ‘payback is a bitch’ column, we see Adam with an English accent working as a veterinarian … taking care of cats! The final moment of the series features a snapshot of the Carringtons during a family photo gathering.

So, what did you think of the season finale of ‘Dynasty’? Let us know in the comment section below. But, first watch a BTS moment with James Mackay and Liz Gillies singing a familiar tune on her Instagram, posted after last night’s finale aired.


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TONIGHT: ‘Dynasty’ Concludes With Its Series Finale

After five seasons, CW’s reboot of ABC’s 80’s primetime soap, Dynasty, will airs its final episode tonight on Friday, September 16th (9pm ET/8pm CT).

Before its goes off the air, in story, look for: a new majordomo beginning to work at the manor who piques the interest of the Carringtons, while Blake (Grant Show) and Cristal (Daniella Alonso) disagree on how to handle recent events at PPA, causing more strain between the two. The unlikely duo of Blake and Alexis (Elaine Hendrix) go on a search and rescue mission.

Elsewhere, Fallon (Elizabeth Gillies) and Liam (Adam Huber) run through a practice labor and delivery. Jeff (Sam Adegoke) is put in a precarious position, one that could potentially change his future radically. Fallon is challenged by the FSN board and Dominique (Michael Michele) offers to help. Sam (Rafael de la Fuente) does not accept Culhane’s (Robert C. Riley) business choices and tries to sabotage Culhane’s plan. Amanda (Eliza Bennett) is presented an amazing opportunity which leaves Kirby (Maddison Brown) questioning the future, while Adam (Sam Underwood) can’t seem to scheme his way out of his new mess.

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For those who did not catch the 5th and final season, you are in luck!. The entire season will be available and streaming worldwide on Hulu, beginning on September 24th.

Lead by the incredible performances of Elizabeth Gillies as Fallon, the series just never caught on, or properly promoted by the CW.  However, viewers who did partake in watching the episodes, and stayed with it for five seasons, knew that this was actually a diamond-in-the-rough series or shall we say, a soap on steroids which brought the drama and poked great fun at itself all at the same time.

So, will you be checking out the ‘Dynasty’ series finale tonight? Sad to see it go? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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