LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Variety is reporting that there is a “Dynasty” reboot in the works at the CW.
Reboots and remakes are all the rage. So it is no surprise that the smash TV drama of the 80s , “Dynasty,” would get consideration.
“Dynasty,” if you’re too young to remember, centered around a back-stabbing mega-rich Denver-based family plotting and scheming with the oil business as a backdrop. The show was ABC’s answer to CBS’ “Dallas,” an equally popular show about a feuding oil family from Texas. (TNT did a “Dallas” reboot — 2012-2014 — and featured several original cast members.)
The ABC show starred John Forythe as family patriarch Blake Carrington with Linda Evans playing his suffering wife Krystle and Joan Collina as Alexis, the meddlesome and ever-present ex-wife. Produced by Aaron Spelling (Tori’s dad for you young folks), the show aired from 1981 to 1989.
The new “Dynasty” is in script development, reports Variety. This version is being made by CBS Television Studios in association with Fake Empire and executive producers and writers Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage and Sallie Patrick.