Watch the Trailer for The CW's 'Dynasty' Reboot

The CW has released a trailer for its reboot of 1980s primetime soap opera, Dynasty. The series tells the story of two of America's wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children.

The new Dynasty will be told primarily through the perspectives of two women at odds: Fallon Carrington (Elizabeth Gillies) — daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington (Grant Show, Melrose Place, Devious Maids, Ryan's Hope) — and her soon-to-be stepmother, Cristal Jennings (Nathalie Kelley), a Hispanic woman marrying into a WASP family and America’s most powerful class.

The cast includes Alan Dale as Joseph Anders, Brianna Brown (General Hospital, EastSiders) as Claudia Blaisdel, James Mackay as Steven Carrington, Robert Christopher Riley as Michael Culhane, Sam Adegoke as Jeff Colby and Rafael de la Fuente as Sam.

Watch the trailer below.

Today in Soap Opera History (May 18)

1960: Eileen Fulton debuted on As the World Turns.  1979: Pat
struggled to get past his religious differences with Nancy on
Ryan's Hope. 1990: The final episode of Falcon Crest.
1994: General Hospital's Maxie received B.J.'s heart.
"History is a vast early warning system."
― Norman Cousins

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1960: Eileen Fulton debuted in the role of Lisa Miller on As The World Turns. She would play the iconic role for most of the next 50 years until the show's cancellation in 2010. The character was also was used as the focal point of the primetime spin-off Our Private World in 1965. Read our 2011 interview with Fulton here. And check out our 25 Biggest Blunders in Daytime Soap Opera History list where we chastise ATWT for the pitiful way the show ended the character of Lisa.

1967: On Days of our Lives, Tom (Macdonald Carey) called Susan (Denise Alexander) to get her back to the hospital because there were complications with Dickie.

'Ladies of the Lake' Now Streaming on Amazon


Ladies of the Lake, the much-anticipated digital four-part mini-series featuring an all-star soap opera cast, is now streaming on Amazon and Amazon Prime. The show tells the story of the glamorous residents of the Southern California community of Avalon, and the dark secrets they hide behind their perfect facades.

"It's pure glamour," says Indie Series Award winning Michael Caruso, who wrote the script and executive produces. "The novel is the kind of fun poolside read that people crave, and when Ken [Corday] permitted Kyle [Lowder] and I to adapt his novel we thought that the digital medium would be perfect for binge watching, which is why Amazon is the ideal home for Ladies of the Lake."

With a track record of hits that includes the popular dramas DeVanity and Winterthorne, Caruso's streak of successes will surely continue with the enchanting Ladies of the Lake.

The cast includes Martha Madison, Lilly Melgar, Jessica Morris, Marie Wilson, Jillian Clare, Kyle Lowder, Patrika Darbo, Arianne Zucker, Wally Kurth, Ian Buchanan, Gordon Thomson and John-Paul Lavoisier.

"Bringing Ken Corday’s story to life was one of the most exhilarating and rewarding experiences of my career," says Kyle Lowder, who executive produces and stars as Detective Shawn Daniels. "There's a little something for everyone. Mystery, romance, drama, and a visual feast that brings the over the top lifestyles of So Cal to life."

Watch the trailer below.

Today in Soap Opera History (May 17)

1933: One Man's Family expanded to a national audience.
1979: Delia loaned Johnny money on Ryan's Hope. 1988: ATWT's
Hal and Barbara celebrated on the night before their wedding.
1994: GH's Felicia learned Maxie would get B.J.'s heart.
"History is a vast early warning system."
― Norman Cousins

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1933: Radio soap opera One Man's Family expanded from being broadcast on the west coast only to the full nationwide NBC network. Created by Carlton E. Morse, the popular series ran until 1959.

1967: On Days of our Lives, Susan (Denise Alexander) continued to blame David for Dickie's accident.

1976: NBC aired the 3,000th episode of Another World.

Today in Soap Opera History (May 16)

1989: ATWT's Ellen was unhappy with her husband. 1989: GL's
Will fatally injured Rose. 1994: GH's Bobbie and Tony said
goodbye to their daughter, B.J. 2012: Days' Lucas and Sami
reacted to the revelation that their son, Will, was gay.
"History is a vast early warning system."
― Norman Cousins

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1967: On Days of our Lives, Tom (Macdonald Carey) told Susan (Denise Alexander) that Dickie didn't have any fractures but had not regained consciousness.

1975: On Another World, Jim Matthews (Hugh Marlowe) had Russ (David Baile) and Iris (Beverlee McKinsey) over for dinner.

1983: On Ryan's Hope, Jack (Michael Levin) did a segment on Channel 8 about the free clinic closing, thanks to Rae (Louise Shaffer).

Today in Soap Opera History (May 15)

1985: GH's Anna remembered the past.
1985: Dynasty's Moldavian Massacre.
1987: Days' Andrew was baptized.
2012: Days' Will came out to his parents.
"History is a vast early warning system."
― Norman Cousins

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1964: On Another World, Pat (Susan Trustman) begged Alice (Jacqueline Courtney) to dip into her savings account to loan her enough money to buy a new bathing suit.

1967: On Days of our Lives, Susan (Denise Alexander) decided to give David (Clive Clerk) a divorce.