J.R. and Bobby are back, and it looks like they’ve brought half the cast of the new 90210 with them. After two decades, The Ewings are returning to the small screen in the latest classic TV series to get a completely-unnecessary reboot: Dallas.
The network has hit the greenlight on 10 all-new episodes, which will premiere next summer. The original Dallas aired on CBS from 1978 to 1991. The new TNT series, which began filming in Texas in April, reunites Larry Hagman (JR), with Patrick Duffy, who plays his younger brother, Bobby, and focuses on the Ewing offspring as they clash over the future of the family dynasty. Added into the mix are Desperate Housewives stars Brenda Strong (who plays Bobby’s new wife, Ann), Lost’s Josh Henderson (J.R.’s son John), and Jesse Metcalfe as Bobby’s adopted son, Christopher.
“TNT has explored the possibility of an updated version of ‘Dallas’ for several years, but it wasn’t until we read Cynthia Cidre’s outstanding pilot script that we knew we had the foundation for a great new series,” says TNT exec Michael Wright, Executive Vice-President, Head of Programming for TNT, TBS, and Turner Classic Movies. “It is incredibly exciting to see both new and familiar characters in the hands of a dream cast under the guidance of the enormously talented Cidre and Mike Robin. We couldn’t be more pleased with how ‘Dallas’ has come together.”
Fans can check out exclusive previews of the new show during the season premieres of The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles, beginning Monday night at 9 PM ET/PT.