The CW channel has picked up a reboot series of 1980s show Dynasty starring Elizabeth Gillies.


The Dynasty project, spearheaded by Gossip Girl creators Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz, was announced last September. The series follows members of rival powerful families, and the original starred John ForsytheJoan Collins and Linda Evans.

The reboot will be told from the perspectives of Fallon Carrington, the daughter of Blake Carrington, and her stepmother Cristal Carrington. In the new version, Cristal will be hispanic. Nathalie Kelley of The Vampire Diaries will play Cristal, and Gillies of Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll will play the promiscuous heiress Fallon.

Melrose Place alum Grant Show will play Blake, The Leftovers‘ James Mackay will play Steven Carrington, and Empire‘s Rafael de la Fuente will play Sam.

“HERE WE GO!!” tweeted out Gillies, clearly excited for her new role.

Robert Christopher Riley, who will star as Michael Culhane, Instagrammed a FaceTime session with his mother, celebrating the news. “When you and your mom congratulate each other on the #Dynasty pickup,” he wrote. “#868 ?? Ma, your sacrifices were not in vain. I love you. Happy Early Mother’s Day!”

Watch the original intro below to get excited for the new series.

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