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Dynasty (The CW 2017, Elizabeth Gillies, Grant Show)

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In Dynasty, yes it is a reboot of the classic 80’s supersoap, Fallon Carrington (Elizabeth Gillies) is charismatic, cunning, and poised to become the new COO of her father’s global energy empire – or so she thinks.

When her father, Blake Carrington, (Grant Show) summons Fallon and her brother, Steven, (James Mackay) home to the family compound in Atlanta, Fallon is horrified to learn that the reunion isn’t to announce her promotion – but rather to make the acquaintance of their stepmother-to-be, Cristal (Nathalie Kelley).

Cristal is stunning – and almost as young as Fallon, as Fallon is quick to point out – but she isn’t just some flimsy gold-digger to be scared off. Cristal is driven, principled, a savvy publicity maven at Carrington Atlantic, and she truly loves Blake. However, the wealth and privilege of the Carringtons’ world proves challenging to her, as she clashes with the staff, including Blake’s butler Anders (Alan Dale), as well as Fallon, who all make it very clear Cristal doesn’t belong.

Family dynasties flow through blood, and Fallon would sooner draw blood than call Cristal “Mom.” Fallon asks Culhane (Robert Christopher Riley), the family’s chauffeur – and Fallon’s secret lover – to help expose Cristal for the fraud Fallon thinks she is. But when that backfires, and Blake chooses Cristal over his own daughter, Fallon sidles up to Blake’s biggest rival, Jeff Colby (Sam Adegoke), mixing business and pleasure to seek her revenge… leaving a jealous Culhane to watch from the sidelines.

While the Carringtons’ rocky relationships prove the theory that family sticks together no matter what, Cristal is reminded of exactly that when her nephew, Sammy Jo (Rafael de la Fuente), arrives with a suitcase full of secrets from Cristal’s past. Now Cristal’s carefully concealed history could bring her future crashing down – and who knows who else she might take down with her.

cast
Elizabeth Gillies as Fallon Carrington
Grant Show as Blake Carrington
Nathalie Kelley as Cristal
Alan Dale as Anders
Brianna Brown as Claudia
Rafael de la Fuente as Sammy Jo
James Mackay as Steven
Robert Christopher Riley as Culhane
Sam Adegoke as Jeff Colby

key behind the scenes crew
Brad Silberling as Director of pilot
Esther Shapiro as Executive Producer/Creator (Original Series)
Josh Schwartz as Creator/Executive Producer
Lis Rowinski as CO-Executive Producer
Richard Shapiro as Executive Producer/Creator (Original Series)
Sallie Patrick as Creator/Executive Producer
Stephanie Savage as Creator/Executive Producer

show type
drama

broadcast from
Wednesday 11 October 2017

network and production companies
The CW – CBS Television Studios – Fake Empire

THE EPISODES
SEASON ONE 11 October 2017 –
1. I HARDLY RECOGNISED YOU (11 Oct 17)
3. GUILT IF FOR INSECURE PEOPLE (25 Oct 17)
4. PRIVATE AS A CIRCUS (1 Nov 17)
5. COMPANY SLUT (8 Nov 17)

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