Cynthia Cidre, the executive producer of the hit TNT reboot of Dallas is gearing up for a dynamic second season where we already learned of her plans to bring back to the fold Knots Landing favorites, Joan Van Ark (Valene) and Ted Shackelford (Gary) this spring to Southfork!
TV Guide got some additional details on the their arrival, including that they will be a reuniting with their on-screen daughter, Lucy Ewing (Charlene Tilton) too!
Cidre informed TVG that Shackelford will pop up as J.R. and Bobby’s brother a couple episodes before Val and Lucy: “Gary comes because he is a third owner of the oil under Southfork. Then Val comes for a big event. We have some really fun stuff with Gary and Val back together with J.R. and Sue Ellen.”
JoanVan Ark and Charlene Tilton are scheduled to shoot their scenes in January. “I’m so excited to revisit Valene,” says who has a feeling Val’s marriage is on the rocks. “All I hope is that Val is successful and has become empowered, as they’ve done with Sue Ellen.” Shackelford revealed he hopes Gary has remained sober but isn’t opposed to a return to his philandering ways! “You have to have conflict or you have no drama. I’m looking forward to seeing all of them.”
Cidre also announced that she has no plans to re-introduce Gary and Val’s other grown-up children, twins Bobby and Betsey, or any other Knots actors noting: “I’m already feeling a little squeezed by serving all the characters on our plate!”
So will you be checking out Joan, Ted, and Charlene next year on season two of Dallas? What would you like to see happen when these characters mix it up with the Ewing clan of Southfork? Let us know!