Huge news on Friday for longtime fans of the iconic 80′s primtime soap, Dynasty! The CW has been developing a high-profile project, which is a reboot of the series to air next season.
The duo responsible for Gossip Girls, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage return to the network withh Dynasty, and have teamed with Revenge writer-producer Sallie Patrick and Dynasty original series creators, and Esther Shapiro & Richard Shapiro for the contemporary 2.0 version!
According to Deadline: The new Dynasty follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children. The series will be told primarily through the perspectives of two women at odds: Fallon Carrington, daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington, and her soon-to-be stepmother, Cristal, a Hispanic woman marrying into this WASP family and America’s most powerful class. And there lies the spin on the premise of the original Dynasty, which focused on oil tycoon Blake Carrington (John Forsythe), whose daughter Fallon (Pamela Sue Martin) resents Blake’s much younger former secretary Krystle Jennings (Linda Evans), to whom he is about to get married. Cristal will be a version of the Krystle character in the CW version, while adding diversity in its approach.
Schwartz and Savage will executive produce though their Fake Empire banner alongside Patrick and the Shapiros. Patrick will serve as showrunner if the project moves forward. Fake Empire’s Lis Rowinski is as co-executive producer.
Soap fans remember the original Dynasty aired on ABC from 1981-89, and featured the scheming Alexis Carrington played by Joan Collins. It is unknown as this time if the reboot will utilize the character of Alexis.
So, what do you think of the upcoming soapy reboot? Who do you hope winds up in the cast and playing what role? Share your casting suggestions and your thoughts of the concept of Dynasty 2.0 in the comment section below!