‘Dynasty’ TV Series Preview: Photos, Plot, Cast, and Trailer

Dynasty TV Series
Elizabeth Gillies as Fallon, Wakeema Hollis as Monica Colby, and Sam Adegoke as Jeff Colby in ‘Dynasty’ (Photo: Mark Hill © 2017 The CW Network)

The CW’s revisiting the classic Dynasty TV series with a new 2017 take on the wealthy Carrington family. The original series ran from 1981 through 1989 and starred John Forsythe, Linda Evans, and Joan Collins. The new Dynasty series stars Elizabeth Gillies as Fallon Carrington, Nathalie Kelley as Cristal Flores, James Mackay as Steven Carrington, Alan Dale as Anders, Sam Adegoke as Jeff Colby, Robert Christopher Riley as Culhane, Rafael de la Fuente as Sammy Jo, and Grant Show as Blake Carrington.

Dynasty‘s executive produced by Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Sallie Patrick, Esther and Richard Shapiro, and Brad Silberling. The CW will premiere the dramatic series on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT.

The Plot: Wealth, power, deception, and double-dealing… what does it take to build a dynasty? A modern re-imagining of the iconic primetime soap, centering on the powerful Carrington family as they defend their throne against the Colbys, new rivals and threats, and even each other.

Fallon Carrington (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, (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 stepmother-to-be, Cristal (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 (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 (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 sides up to Blake’s biggest rival, Jeff Colby (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 (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 she might take down with her.

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Grant Show as Blake and Nathalie Kelley as Cristal (Photo: Mark Hill © 2017 The CW Network)
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Rafael De La Fuente as Sammy Jo in ‘Dynasty’ (Photo: Bob Mahoney © 2017 The CW Network)
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Nathalie Kelley as Cristal, Grant Show as Blake and Nick Wechsler as Matthew (Photo: Jace Downs © 2017 The CW Network)
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James Mackay as Steven and Alan Dale as Anders (Photo: Mark Hill © 2017 The CW Network)
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Brianna Brown as Claudia in ‘Dynasty’ (Photo: Mark Hill © 2017 The CW Network)