An actress who made a splash as part of the cast of ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” will resurface on the CW’s “Dynasty” reboot. The network announced today that Nicollette Sheridan will play Alexis Carrington on the prime-time soap.
Alexis, the first wife of Blake Carrington and mother of Fallon and Steven, is the role played by Joan Collins on the original series.
“She will return unexpectedly to their world, challenging Blake’s marriage to Cristal, seeking to reunite with her children, and fighting to claim what is hers,” the CW said in the announcement.
The series airs Wednesdays on the CW.
Sheridan played Edie Britt through the first five season of “Desperate Housewives,” and starred as Paige Matheson on CBS’s “Knots Landing.”
The CW describes “Dynasty” as “a modern re-imagining of the iconic primetime soap, centering on the powerful Carrington family as they defend their throne against the Colbys, new rivals and threats, and even each other.”
The series stars Elizabeth Gillies (“Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll”), Nathalie Kelley (“UnReal,” “The Vampire Diaries”), James Mackay (“The Leftovers”), Sam Adegoke (“Murder in the First”), Robert Christopher Riley (“Hit the Floor”) and Rafael de la Fuente (“Empire”), with Alan Dale (“The O.C.”), and Grant Show (“Melrose Place”).
“Dynasty” comes from CBS Television Studios in association with Fake Empire, with executive producers Josh Schwartz (“Gossip Girl”), Stephanie Savage (“Gossip Girl”), Sallie Patrick (“Revenge”), Esther and Richard Shapiro (the creators of the original “Dynasty”) and Brad Silberling (“Jane The Virgin”).
Nicollette Sheridan (The CW)