Sunday, January 30, 2011

New Series Reboot: Dallas

Well if Wonder Woman, Hawaii 5-0 and Charlie's Angels can get a reboot, why not... Dallas!
Yes, 'Dallas' is coming back on TNT and it will continue the story of the Ewing family.

TV reveals more:
TNT’s Dallas reboot has made its first official hire: Jordana Brewster has snagged a lead role in the high-profile pilot.

The project — written by Cynthia Cidre and Warner Horizon — centers on feuding cousins John Ross and Christopher, the offspring of brothers J.R. and Bobby Ewing, as they clash over the future of the Ewing dynasty. Brewster will play Elena, the gorgeous daughter of the ranch’s cook who is locked in a love triangle with Christopher and John.

Brewster joins Dallas alums Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy, who are set to reprise their roles from the original series as Sue Ellen and Bobby, respectively. After months of negotiations, fellow Dallas vet Larry Hagman, who played the Machiavellian J.R., has verbally committed to the project but has yet to sign a deal. Hagman had been holding out for money, prompting the studio and the network to come up with an alternative pilot script  in which Hagman’s J.R. is only represented through flashbacks from the original series.
Well what do you think? I think this proves that writers and Hollywood are getting lazy. But it could be good.


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I am so excited, I use to LOVE this show! Gonna share with WGB readers!

Robbie said...

It has a chance to be good. I like Brewster as an actress. She was really good in The Fast And The Furious but you've rarely seen her in anything since.

Joy said...

Dallas the Next Generation! I watched Dallas faithfully and will give this a try. H'wood is lazy and scared. You know there are good scripts out there, but they don't take many chances with anything new. Then when someone does, they jump on that and imitate it.

♫Hershey's Kiss♫ said...

WOW They are really bringing it back? I can't wait to see this remake. I hope is good and not cheesy

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