US TV giant, CW, have confirmed that a new remake of the classic ‘80s TV show, Dynasty, is coming back into our lives. The show rose to fame in the ‘80s for its dramatic storylines surrounding the Carringtons and the Colbys. As of yet, there’s no news on whether Joan Collins will be returning to the show, but we’re crossing our fingers, toes and everything else we can physically cross to get her back in our Dynasty lives…
So what do we know about the remake so far?
It’s created by the same team as Gossip Girl
The new remake will be created by Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz, who were the brains behind popular US show, Gossip Girl. But it’s not going to be a whole new concept – because they’re bringing in a few Dynasty alum to help them with the process. The original Dynasty creators, Esther and Richard Shapiro (AKA epic husband and wife duo) are getting in on the action, to ensure it’s as authentic as possible.
It’s all about girl power
Yep, the Carringtons and the Colbys will still be at war. Yes, there is still going to be loads of drama. Yes, it’s going to be just as entertaining. But this time, the story will be told from the point of view of two of the most important women in the show – Fallon Carrington and stepmother, Cristal (previously Krystle).
It’s going to be even more diverse
The creators of the new remake are aiming to make the new Dynasty as diverse as possible. The Hispanic Cristal will be played by Nathalie Kelley (The Vampire Diaries), and Nigerian-born Sam Adegoke will play the billionaire, Jeff Colby. Michael Culhane, Blake’s chauffeur will also be played by the African-American actor Robert Christopher Riley, and Empire star and Venezuelan, Rafael de la Fuente will also have a recurring role in the show.
There’s going to be a familiar face
Whether you know him from Ugly Betty, Gossip Girl or Neighbours, you’ll be pretty excited to know that Dynasty has also got Alan Dale on their books. It’s been reported that he’ll star as Carrington’s butler. I mean, everybody needs good butlers…
When Dynasty will be on our screens
At the moment, the show is still in its early stages, so there’s no exact date yet as to when it will appear back on our screens. But we do know that they’re aiming for a late 2017/early 2018 broadcasting date.
We can’t wait!