The CW's Dynasty Reboot: Grade It!

TVLine | 10/11/2017 | Andy Swift
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Nearly three decades after the original Dynasty ended its nine-season run on ABC, the gates to Carrington Manor have been reopened by The CW — and things look a little different than you might remember.

As seen in Wednesday’s series premiere, Dynasty is still the story of billionaire businessman Blake Carrington (now played by Melrose Place‘s Grant Show) and his dramatic offspring, ambitious Fallon (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll‘s Elizabeth Gillies) and idealistic Steven (The Tomorrow People‘s James Mackay).

Fallon - Homecoming - Promotion - Father - Over

Fallon is certain that her homecoming will result in the promotion she’s been eyeing, but when she discovers that her father has passed her over, she immediately gets in bed — so to speak — with his biggest rival, an entrepreneur by the oh-so-familiar name of Jeff Colby (Switched at Birth‘s Sam Adegoke).

But that’s pretty much where the direct similarities end. In The CW’s diversified retelling of the original story, Blake’s fiancée “Krystle” is now Cristal Flores (The Vampire Diaries‘ Nathalie Kelley), who finds herself promoted to COO of Carrington Atlantic on the day of her impromptu wedding to Blake. And Sammy Jo, played in the original series by Heather Locklear, has been transformed into a gay man (Empire‘s Rafael de la Fuente) who immediately...
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