Dy­nasty

Get set for a mod­ern­day re­make of the glitzy 1980s se­ries...

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From thUrS­day 12 Oct Net­flix Drama

A new ver­sion of the US se­ries about two wealthy families locked in a feud be­gins with a new cast, in­clud­ing Nathalie Kel­ley play­ing Cristal Flores and

Grant Show as Blake Car­ring­ton. Ex­pect cat­fights to ri­val those of Joan Collins’ Alexis in the orig­i­nal

se­ries.

With its feud­ing families, cat­fights and me­gabucks busi­ness deals, US se­ries Dy­nasty was com­pelling view­ing in the 1980s. The vi­cious fights be­tween glam­orous ri­vals Alexis Colby, played by Joan Collins, and Krys­tle Car­ring­ton (Linda Evans), and the ruth­less plot­ting of bil­lion­aire oil mogul Blake Car­ring­ton were TV gold.

Now the iconic show, which ran from 1981 to 1989, has been given a reboot for a new Net­flix se­ries.

Ruth­less

Mel­rose Place ac­tor Grant Show stars as Blake, played in the orig­i­nal se­ries by John Forsythe, and he’s just as strong a char­ac­ter.

‘He will ruth­lessly de­fend his fam­ily, his busi­ness and his dy­nasty and will crush any­thing that gets in his way,’ says Grant.

In themes that echo the orig­i­nal se­ries, Blake sparks a con­flict in the fam­ily when he mar­ries a much younger woman, Cristal, played by Vam­pire Di­aries ac­tress Nathalie Kel­ley. Blake’s daugh­ter, Fal­lon (El­iz­a­beth Gil­lies), feels iso­lated and is hun­gry for re­venge.

‘The char­ac­ters are es­sen­tially the same but it’s set in the cur­rent day and things are slicker’, ex­plains Grant.

How­ever, one thing that’s changed is the lo­ca­tion. ‘It’s moved from Den­ver to At­lanta,’ says Grant. ‘At­lanta is re­ally vi­brant right now and this al­lows for a lot of flashier stuff to go on in the show.’

Mean­while, there have been ru­mours that Joan Collins, who be­came a house­hold name as waspish Alexis, could make a guest ap­pear­ance. Grant teases,

‘We re­fer to her a lot on the show and if she’s not there in per­son, she is def­i­nitely there in spirit!’

Take two… Cristal and Blake and

(in­set) Joan Collins as Alexis

new

Fresh faces... Meet the new Fal­lon,

Blake and Cristal

Orig­i­nal cast... The show was a huge TV hit

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