Wednesday, May 10, 2017

'Dynasty' Reboot Picked Up by The CW for 2017-2018 Season

Nathalie Kelly (left) will play Cristal in The CW's new Dynasty.
Linda Evans portrayed Krystle in the original ABC series.
A reboot of Esther Shapiro and Richard Shapiro's 1980s primetime soap opera, Dynasty, has been picked up by The CW for the 2017-2018 television season. The series is 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 series 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.

The remake is being produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, who spawned teens hits The O.C. and Gossip Girl, along with Richard and Esther Shapiro, co-creators of the original series.

On other CW news, the network has also picked up Black Lightning, the first African-American DC Super Hero to have his own stand-alone comic title. The show stars Nafessa Williams, who played Deanna Forbes on One Life to Live in 2011.

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