Dynasty has been reimagined by Netflix for 2017, with a new cast of characters.
In the 1980′, throughout nine seasons and 220 episodes, the Carringtons made Dynasty one of the most successful prime time soap opera in the United States.
Last October 12, the fans of the hit 80s soap opera watched with bated breath as the show made its explosive return to the telly with a very modern twist.
This reboot version of Dynasty, written and produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, both known for the Gossip Girl, and Sallie Patrick, revolves around the daily life of two wealthiest families in the United States, the Carrington and the Colby, who dispute the control of their fortune and their children.
The storyline follows Fallon Carrington’s (Elizabeth Gillies) perpective, daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington (Grant Show), and her future mother-in-law, Cristal (Nathalie Kelley), a Hispanic woman who is about to join this conservative and powerful family.
To complete the cast, Sam Adegoke (Murder in the First) is Jeff Colby; Robert Christopher Riley (Hit the Floor), Culhane, the driver of the Carrington family; Alan Dale (Lost, Ugly Betty), butler Anders, and Rafael de la Fuente (Empire) is Sam, an intriguing bellasther close to rebel Steven Carrington performed by the Australian James MacKay.
Dynasty begins with heiress Fallon Carrington unhappy to find her billionaire father Blake engaged to Cristal, her rival employee at the family company. Fallon plots against Cristal with Blake’s chauffeur—and Fallon’s lover—Michael Culhane, and then with Blake’s nemesis, Jeff Colby. Meanwhile, the arrival of Cristal’s nephew Sam threatens to expose her past.
The reboot updates several factors from the 1980s original, including moving the setting from Denver, Colorado to Atlanta, Georgia; making Steven’s homosexuality a nonissue to Blake; and changing gold digger Sammy Jo from a woman to a gay man.
Good to Know:
Netflix acquired the rights of Dynasty from CBS Studios for international distribution. Thus, in Belgium, each episode will be available 24 hours after its broadcast on American television.