The CW's hotly anticipated reboot of '80s soap opera "Dynasty" has found its Fallon Carrington, TooFab has confirmed.
Elizabeth Gillies has been cast in the pivotal role, originally played by Pamela Sue Martin and then Emma Samms. In the nine-season original series, Fallon is the daughter of Blake Carrington, portrayed by the late John Forsythe.
The modernized “Dynasty” will chronicle the lives, loves and feuds of two of the wealthiest families in the U.S. – the Carringtons and the Colbys – and will be told through the perspective of Fallon and Cristal. Cristal, a Hispanic woman who’s set to marry Fallon’s rich father, Blake, will be played by Nathalie Kelley from “The Vampire Diaries.”
The demand for reboots is still high in Hollywood, and since “Dynasty” was the No. 1 show in the country in 1985, it only makes sense that CBS Television Studios and the "Gossip Girl" team of Stephanie Schwartz and Josh Savage see potential in the revival.
Gillies most recently starred in FX’s “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll,” but if you were born after 1995, you might remember her most from Nickelodeon’s "Victorious."
Variety was the first to report the casting news.