Grant Show Dynasty

Dynasty Reboot: Grant Show Set to Star as Blake Carrington in CW Pilot

Melrose Place vet Grant Show is moving into tonier digs, having signed on to star as wealthy patriarch Blake Carrington in The CW’s Dynasty reboot, TVLine has learned. He succeeds John Forsythe, who originated the role in the original, circa-’80s ABC series.

From Gossip Girl creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage and Revenge producer Sallie Patrick, the project is described as a racially diverse, modernized 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,” as told “primarily through the perspectives of two women at odds: Blake’s daughter Fallon Carrington (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll‘s Elizabeth Gillies) and her soon-to-be stepmother, Cristal (Vampire Diaries‘ Nathalie Kelley), a Hispanic woman marrying into this WASP family and America’s most powerful class.”

The series promises to expose the “dark underbelly” of the 1 percent, “a corrupt world built on backroom deals, betrayal, and, in some cases, murder.” Original Dynasty creators Esther and Richard Shapiro will serve as EPs.

The cast also includes Sam Adegoke (Murder in the First) as Jeff Colby.

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  1. Missy Kelly says:

    Yeah! The CW should definitely make a reboot of Dynasty. It worked wo well for Dallas

    • Andrew Hass says:

      ll Dallas TV series on TNT wasn’t exactly a reboot.It was more like a spinoff from the original series.As for this Dynasty Reboot i am going to keep an open mind because shows can do now that they couldn’t do in the 80s.

      • Pure says:

        “shows can do now that they couldn’t do in the 80s.”

        Andrew, it’s the CW – they’re still under FCC rules just like ABC was back in the 80s.

        So don’t hold your breath.

    • catsby says:

      I agree. How great to see Dynasty as a reboot.

    • Dysturbed says:

      Dallas did work well at first but such things as the death of Larry Hagman and the show moving from Wednesdays during the summer to weekdays during the regular season helped lead to it’s demise.

  2. Nate says:

    OMG, someone make this stop. Enough reboots already!

    • safistikaytdlayd says:

      Exactly!!! Don’t get me wrong, many of these shows were great, but why so many reboots these days? What ever happened to creativity, an original idea? Are writers all out of ideas or do they feel they don’t have to try so hard? Grant show is a great actor but him as the patriarch Blake Carrington??? Stop the Insanity!!!

  3. Collette says:

    Please stop with the reboots. The America that watched Dynasty isn’t here any more. It seems we have to look to the UK for writers with original ideas such as J. K. Rowling and Julian Fellowes.

  4. Linda says:

    I can’t believe they’re still moving forward with this.

  5. Brian says:

    Liked him on Melrose Place.

  6. Erin B says:

    Grant Show is still really hot. Happy he found something after “Devious Maids.”

  7. Cactus Rose says:

    Grant Show is so good looking! So much so that he still looks too young to play that part. Those of us that are “still here” that enjoyed the original show think of Blake as an older guy. Well, I guess to us back then he was older. And Grant Show was way younger back then, too. But I still think he’s too young to play the part. I’ll definitely watch it, though!

  8. KL Brown says:

    Not good news for this native Coloradan, who still remembers the opening shot from the original series that included a palm tree waving gently beside a pool. Just set the thing in Los Angeles and dispense with the pretense. Leave my beloved Centennial State alone.

  9. Mister Spence!
    Great casting. Loved Grant on Melrose and Devious Maids. I can totally see him as the CW Blake Carrington!

  10. Lucy says:

    For this to be somewhat successful it needs to embrace the American soap opera OTT-ness or modernise itself and have a completely different tone.

    I’m just happy that it’s not another superhero show – I’m a fan of them but the CW is drenched in Superhero shows so it’s nice to see something different on the network.

    Plus it’s by the creators of Gossip Girl, who manage to create a show that I shouldn’t like and it became my guilty pleasure.

  11. dan says:

    Susan Lucci: call your agent! You may be too old to play Blake Carrington’s wife in this version (because Grant Show seems way too young to play that character), but I’m sure there is an Erica-type grandmother or aunt somewhere in this Dynasty reboot that is perfect for you.

  12. Vince says:

    LOL this show is going to skew super old for CW like WTF were they thinking. It’ll get axed for getting super dreadful and old ratings.

  13. ToyCannon says:

    I was hoping they would cast Peter Gallagher or John Schneider in the role.

  14. MMD says:

    Just no!!!! No more reboots. Besides, the campy hair, shoulder pads, and general 80’s excess just wouldn’t work today.

  15. Hirsty says:

    The difference is Dallas still had some original stars in it. They should get Pamela Sue-Anderson to play Fallon again.

  16. Valerie says:

    HORRIBLE. Will not last the first season. That giles girl as Fallon?! No. Such a stupid idea.

  17. The Carpooler says:

    Bring back Grant and costarts in Swingtown. That was a great summer guilty pleasure series.

  18. Jye says:

    If they do this right it could work. It would need to be skewed more toward the younger generation (who won’t remember the original Dynasty anyway), and they’ll need a really diverse cast to reflect the way America looks today. I applaud the CW for being one of the few stations that aren’t affraid to have mixed raced couples on the air. You people should give it a chance, not doom it before it even airs.

  19. Leanne says:

    ill watch it. I like Grant Snow too. Lets see who else is in the show. I liked Dallas and was sad when it was cancelled. Smart writers could have written out Larry Hagmans character and kept it going at least for the season.

  20. This is stupid, there filling the show with low talent actresses especially, and now this guy, who hasn’t been in much since Melrose Place ended, he’s no Blake Carrington! And the two actresses they have picked are just being picked as always just for looks, not talent! This will hopefully go the way of the new version of Beverly Hills 90210 did, down fast! But then again as long as it doesn’t push out a show I like or would like of The CW, I don’t care too much either way! I don’t even like shows like that, not anymore! Don’t care for shows that just focus on people stabbing each other in the back in some way!

  21. martin g.matsil says:

    the time is ripe for for a new show.other networks,show just reruns,a new ones are just right now.Thanks.for bringing back a great show.!

  22. Maddie Erwin says:

    As a fan of the original series I can’t see the reboot working,bad idea