The CW’S DY­NASTY re­boot brings back the shenani­gans of the fam­ily you loved — but with un­ex­pected twists!

CBS Soaps In Depth - - Ins & Outs - — Kelli M. Lar­son

The fam­ily ri­val­ries, the in­trigue, the lovers’ quar­rels, and OMG! the cat­fights! Yep, the DY­NASTY you knew and loved is back, and dare we say, even bet­ter. The only thing miss­ing from The CW’S mod­ern­day re­boot are the ’80s shoul­der pads! The se­ries that was once ap­point­ment TV can now be viewed on mul­ti­ple plat­forms, but trust us, you’re gonna want to be watch­ing the pre­miere live on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 11, at 9 p.m. EST. “You wouldn’t want to learn spoilers,” showrun­ner Sal­lie Pa­trick warns. “Just like it was with the orig­i­nal se­ries, there will be lots of fun wa­ter­cooler mo­ments.”

Does Fa­ther Know Best?

Grant Show — the MEL­ROSE PLACE and DE­VI­OUS MAIDS alum who got his big break play­ing Rick on RYAN’S HOPE — stars as pa­tri­arch Blake Car­ring­ton, who’s made his for­tune via global energy em­pire Car­ring­ton At­lantic. “In Blake’s eyes, his son, Steven, was go­ing to be­come the heir, but be­cause of Steven’s po­lit­i­cal and environmental views, that’s back­fired,” Pa­trick re­veals, adding that de­bates about frack­ing and moving to­ward re­new­able energy sources bring moder­nity to the tale. “Ste- ven will even­tu­ally find a way to work within the Car­ring­ton um­brella with­out be­ing an an­tag­o­nist… un­til he dis­cov­ers some­thing worse that his fa­ther’s been up to!”

It Starts With A Wed­ding!

Steven’s busi­ness-savvy sis­ter, Fal­lon, has “their mother Alexis’ DNA,” Pa­trick notes, “but she’s much feistier and stronger — not just in busi­ness but also in at­ti­tude — than the orig­i­nal char­ac­ter.”

Daddy’s girl is used to get­ting her way, and what she wants most is to be named COO of the com­pany. How­ever, if that’s why she thinks Blake has called her and Steven home, she’s in for a shock. Rather, she’s about to learn that Dad’s plan­ning to get hitched to a beau­ti­ful com­pany staffer named Cristal Flores (who’d re­cently been

in­volved with mar­ried fel­low em­ployee Matthew Blais­del). “Fal­lon pre­sumes that Cristal is a gold dig­ger,” Pa­trick previews, “and be­cause Cristal does have a com­pli­cated his­tory that she’s not openly shar­ing, Fal­lon has great in­stincts not to trust her.”

The Bat­tles Be­gin

Now com­pet­ing for both her fa­ther’s af­fec­tions and con­trol of the com­pany, Fal­lon will slap on a smile and silently scheme with Blake’s neme­sis, bil­lion­aire Jeff Colby, while her un­der­cover lover, Car­ring­ton chauf­feur Michael Cul­hane, looks on. Mean­while, Steven and Cristal will dis­cover that they have an un­ex­pected con­nec­tion via a cer­tain some­one who has wormed his way into their lives. “We have sev­eral re­ally fun arcs planned: dra­matic in­stances of ‘cer­tain peo­ple’ com­ing in that are ei­ther a threat to the fam­ily or a com­pli­ca­tion to in­di­vid­ual char­ac­ters,” Pa­trick says. “By the end of the sea­son, we’ll see how even Fal­lon and Cristal will be forced to come to­gether.”

“With this up­date, we wanted to fo­cus a lit­tle less on the pa­tri­arch,” Pa­trick ex­plains, “and more on the chil­dren com­pet­ing [to take charge].”

“Just like the orig­i­nal, this DY­NASTY is a doll­house fan­tasy about how these peo­ple live and how they live with them­selves,” the showrun­ner says.

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