A rebooted version 1980s primetime soap “Dynasty” – known for its catfights and shoulder pads – is heading to TV.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, The CW is developing a modern drama about two wealthy oil-rich families locked in a bitter feud. The original “Dynasty”, starring Joan Collins, John Forsythe and Linda Evans from 1981 to 1989, was one of the most-successful television shows of all-time and the number one-rated series in 1985.
The logline of the revival reads: “The Rolls Royce of all primetime soaps, returns in a modernized reboot that follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children. The series will be told primarily through the perspectives of two women at odds: Fallon Carrington — daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington — and her soon-to-be stepmother, Cristal — a Hispanic woman marrying into this WASP family and America’s most powerful class. In an age where dynasties appear everywhere — from reality TV to the polling booths — this epic drama features the one per cent in all its glitz and gloss, while exposing the dark underbelly: a corrupt world built on backroom deals, betrayal, and, in some cases, murder.”
It remains to be seen if Collins and Evans – and more shoulder pads – will appear for more catfights in the remake.
The new “Dynasty” would join recent TV reboots including Global‘s “MacGyver”, “Gilmore Girls”, “Fuller House”, “Lethal Weapon” and “Dallas”, which aired from 2012 to 2014, among others.