The CW's "Dynasty" is the first new series picked up by the network for the 2017-2018 season.
The reboot of the iconic 1980s soap opera seemed likely from the start given the buzz around the series throughout pilot season.
From "Gossip Girl" creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage and CBS TV Studios and Fake Empire, 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."
Grant Show will take the role of Blake Carrington and Elizabeth Gillies will play Fallon Carrington, a part played originally by Pamela Sue Martin and then Emma Samms. In the nine-season original series, Fallon is the daughter of Blake, portrayed by the late John Forsythe.
Co-written by Schwartz, Savage and writer-producer Sallie Patrick, the new "Dynasty" will also star James Mackay, Alan Dale, Sam Adegoke, Robert Christopher Riley and Rafael de la Fuente.