When longtime fans of the hit series, Dallas heard that when the new updated version would not include Pam Ewing (played by Victoria Principal) but that instead Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy) would be wed to his new wife, Anne (Brenda Strong) many were miffed.
But in a piece out today from HitFix.com with an interview from series star, Patrick Duffy, offered up several of the reasons Pam won’t be back, for now! When Victoria Principal left Dallas in 1987, Pam was written off after a fiery car crash left her disfigured. The character briefly reappeared on the show one season later in the form of Principal lookalike Margaret Michaels, when it was revealed Pam underwent plastic surgery following the crash and was suffering from a terminal disease with only a year left to live. But the storyline ended there, and fans were left to wonder if Pam really did perish.
Patrick Duffy weighed-in! “Our Executive producer Cynthia Cidre has said that any actor who’s still alive who was on Dallas, has the potential is they could appear. Victoria’s character never died on camera. Potentially that character could come back.. But, the last time Victoria and I spoke, maybe six months ago, she said she really has no desire to resume an acting career. She runs this empire she has of self-help, cosmetics, all this other stuff she’s doing and that’s her full-time passion. Maybe as a lark, but certainly not in any discussion that I know of. She would be welcomed!”
Duffy went on to say that Bobby’s new wife Ann is pretty cemented into the story, so even if Pam were to come back, Bobby and Ann have something solid. “Even if the show is able to bring Pam back, I must say it wouldn’t be to resume the role of Mrs. Bobby Ewing. I think that the writers are married both literally and figuratively to the Bobby/Ann relationship, which I love because Brenda is unbelievable.”
So what do you think of Bobby moving on with his life with a new women? Do you wish Victoria Principal would come back to stir the pot, if the series got a second season? The new Dallas premieres June 13th on TNT at 9PMEST!