Rumors of a Dynasty reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Thursday (January 21) as reports claimed that ABC confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2022.
UPDATE 22/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 40 years since Dynasty first aired?! (40 years, 10 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Dynasty end?
When Dynasty came to an end after 9 years in May 1989, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Fallon Carrington Colby (Emma Samms), Steven Carrington (Jack Coleman), Sammy Jo Carrington (Heather Locklear), Alexis Carrington (Joan Collins), Blake Carrington (John Forsythe) and Krystle Carrington (Linda Evans). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Dynasty without Blake Carrington?
After the tragic passing of John Forsythe in 2010 how are the writers going to handle the absence of Blake Carrington. It seems pretty hard to imagine. “The right thing to do for the show, at least at this point, is to have that character pass,” a source close to the production says.
Would a Dynasty reunion disappoint people?
Dynasty aired from 1981-1989 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Coleman said he's not sure if Dynasty would work today. “I don't want to see old Steven Carrington,” he told a journalist (Coleman turned 62 in February). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” he added.
Still hoping for a Dynasty movie?
In a recent interview, Tracy Scoggins (who played Monica Colby since 1985) said she can't imagine a Dynasty reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Jack Coleman has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Dynasty movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Dynasty film, Diahann Carroll stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Dynasty reboot?
Recasting Dynasty for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Dynasty reunion, a Dynasty movie, or a Dynasty reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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