The producers of TNT’s Dallas are already at work on how to deal with the death of Larry Hagman on-screen and his iconic character of J.R. Ewing, and just how to give him a proper send-off!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hagman’s death yesterday may have caught the creative team off-guard! Larry Hagman had already completed filming of six episodes of the 15 ordered for the second season of the soap, and will appear when new episodes kick off Jan. 28. At the moment there is no timeline on how production of Dallas will be affected by his passing.
On Friday evening, Dallas executive producers Cynthia Cidre and Michael Robin in a joint statement that Hagman was “a giant, larger-than-life personality” and loved playing “this globally recognized character.”
So here we go again! Television and the soap genre is losing another legend. Weigh in on how you think the new Dallas should give a proper farewell to Hagman and good ole’ J.R.!