The CW’s Dynasty reboot will premiere on Netflix UK on 12th October, within 24 hours of the show’s US debut.
The modern update of the Rolls Royce of all primetime soaps, produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Fake Empire, follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children.
Fallon Carrington (Elizabeth Gillies) is charismatic, cunning, and poised to become the new COO of her father’s global energy empire, or so she thinks. But when her father, Blake Carrington, (Grant Show) summons Fallon and her brother, Steven, (James Mackay) home to the family compound in Atlanta, Fallon is horrified to learn that the reunion isn’t to announce her promotion, but rather to make the acquaintance of their stepmother-to-be, Cristal (Nathalie Kelley).
Cristal is stunning, and almost as young as Fallon, but she isn’t just some flimsy gold-digger to be scared off. That’s not going to stop Fallon, though, as she would sooner draw blood than call Cristal “Mom.” And judging by the Dynasty trailers to date, a little blood wouldn’t out of the question, as the series shows no sign of skimping on sex, drama and everything else Gossip Girl fans have been craving since the show ended. Riverdale already got you covered? Dynasty’s about to give you a double dose.
New episodes will arrive weekly on Netflix UK, the day after their US broadcast. For more on what’s coming soon to Netflix UK in October, click here.
Netflix snaps up international rights to Dynasty reboot
23rd June 2017
Dynasty is coming back – and it’s coming to Netflix.
The word alone conjures up all manner of cheesy TV tropes, thanks to the iconic 1980s soap opera that aired on ABC, following a rich family in Colorado. Originally intended as a rival to soap opera titan, the show was ultimately cancelled after seven years, but not before it became the most-watched show in the US.
In 2017, The CW is bringing it back to our screens, with a new reboot of the franchise. The pilot was ordered to series in May 2017, but already, Netflix has pounced on the potential popularity of such a well-known legacy title – the streaming service has already made something of a business model out of revamping once-loved TV shows, such as Full House and One Day at a Time. Deadline reports that Netflix has inked a deal with CBS for the rights to all seasons of the new Dynasty outside of the US.
Bringing new flavour to old recipe will be Gossip Girls’ Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage and Sallie Patrick. Grant Show will play Blake Carrington, supported by Nathalie Kelley as Cristal Flores, Elizabeth Gillies as Blake’s daughter, Fallon, and James Mackay as his son, Steven.
The deal seems to have already been on the cards for some time, with the pilot for the project notably not screened to international buyers by CBS at last month’s LA Screenings. Indeed, it follows a similar agreement between CBS and Netflix for the broadcaster’s reboot of Star Trek. Star Trek: Discovery will premiere exclusively on Netflix in all countries outside of the US and Canada, with episodes arriving within 24 hours of their initial debut. Dynasty is likely to follow the same model, with Deadline reporting a pencilled release date of 11th October for the updated series. Netflix has also signed a deal in the past year with Warner Bros for the international rights to The CW’s Riverdale.
The new Dynasty picks up as Fallon and Steven are summoned to the family home in Atlantic by their father. While she doesn’t get the promotion at her father’s global energy company she wanted, the two do get to meet their stepmother-to-be, Cristal, who obviously has lots of secrets just waiting to be unearthed.
The original series’ creators Esther and Richard Shapiro and Brad Silberling are also executive producers on the project, with Silberling directing the pilot.
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