'Dynasty' Reboot in the Works at The CW

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The CW is reportedly developing a reboot of classic 1980s soap ‘Dynasty’ which CBS Television Studios and Fake Empire will produce. ‘Gossip Girl’ creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage will oversee the development of the new series.

The original “Dynasty”, starring Joan Collins, John Forsythe and Linda Evans from 1981 to 1989 and followed the Carrington family, an extremely wealthy group who was led by their oil tycoon patriarch Blake Carrington.

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.”

-Devashree Goenka