In good news for fans of a certain classic prime-time soap opera — but bad news for people who think TV is doing too many reboots — Variety reports that the CW is developing a reboot of “Dynasty.”
The original “Dynasty” was a huge hit on ABC throughout the 1980s, running for nine seasons and 220 episodes and keeping fans tuned in to follow the exploits of the Carrington family. Produced by Aaron Spelling, the show starred John Forsythe, Linda Evans and Joan Collins.
The new project, which is in script development, “hails from CBS Television Studios in association with Fake Empire and executive producers and writers Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage and Sallie Patrick,” Variety notes.
The creators of the original “Dynasty,” Esther Shapiro and Richard Shapiro, are also on board as executive producers.
“The new series will be told primarily through the perspectives of two female characters locked in conflict — 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,” Variety notes.
The original “Dynasty” had more than its share of catfights. Here’s one of them …