The Hollywood Reporter is exclusively reporting that Nathalie Kelley is the first to be cast in CW’s reboot of Dynasty.
The original series was a primetime soap on the ABC network that ran for nine seasons in the 1980’s about the trials and tribulations of two feuding families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, both oil rich families in Denver, Colorado.
The modernised reboot will still focus on the original premise of the Carrington’s and the Colbys feeding for control over their fortune and their children. The show will be primarily told through the perspectives of two women at odds: Fallon Carrington, the daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington – and her soon-to-be stepmother Cristal (Nathalie Kelley), a Hispanic woman marrying into this WASPy 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 percent in all its glitz and gloss, while exposing the dark underbelly: a corrupt world built on backroom deals, betrayal and in some cases, murder.
Original creators of the series, Richard and Esther Shapiro, are attached to the project, whilst Sallie Patrick, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are serving as executive producers.