‘Dynasty’ Reboot Headed To The CW
A Dynasty reboot is in the works and will soon be headed to The CW.
Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, the creators of The O.C., have gotten to work on rebooting Dynasty, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Schwartz and Savage’s show will be based on the primetime soap opera of the same name that aired in the 1980s.
Both Richard and Esther Shapiro, who created the original Dynasty, will be attached to the reboot as executive producers. Sallie Patrick (Limitless, Revenge) will be writing for the new Dynasty TV show, and will also executive produce.
“The Rolls Royce of all primetime soaps, returns in a modernized reboot that follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children,” reads the logline. “The series will be told primarily through the perspectives of two women at odds: Fallon Carrington — daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington — and her soon-to-be stepmother, Cristal — a Hispanic woman marrying into this WASP family and America’s most powerful class.”
It continues, “In an age where dynasties appear everywhere — from reality TV to the polling booths — this epic drama features the one percent in all its glitz and gloss, while exposing the dark underbelly: a corrupt world built on backroom deals, betrayal, and, in some cases, murder.”
The original dynasty, which was produced by Aaron Spelling, ran on ABC from 1981-1989. At the time, it was one of the most successful primetime soap operas on TV, and was rated the No. 1 show in American in 1985. Dynasty starred Joan Collins, John Forsythe and Linda Evans.
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