Alexis Carrington may have been the most iconic character on the original Dynasty-and now there's a new actor stepping up to the role made famous by Joan Collins.
The CW announced Nicollette Sheridan as the new Alexis Carringon. Probably best known for her roles in Desperate Housewives and Knot's Landing. This appears to be her first time on a CW show, and she never appeared in a WB show either. But, in checking that info on IMDB, I was surprised to learn that she was in The Sure Thing as The Sure Thing.
Executive producer Sallie Patrick took to Twitter to welcome the star:
Here's the CW's press release:
NICOLLETTE SHERIDAN JOINING THE CW'S DYNASTYAS ALEXIS CARRINGTON
November 28, 2017 (Burbank, CA) Nicollette Sheridan (“Desperate Housewives,” “Knots Landing”) has been cast as Alexis Carrington in DYNASTY on The CW. Alexis Carrington is the first wife of Blake Carrington and mother to Fallon and Steven. She will return unexpectedly to their world, challenging Blake’s marriage to Cristal, seeking to reunite with her children, and fighting to claim what is hers.
DYNASTY airs Wednesdays, 9:00-10:00pm ET/PT on The CW.
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. DYNASTY stars Elizabeth Gillies (“Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll”), Nathalie Kelley (“UnReal,” “The Vampire Diaries”), James Mackay (“The Leftovers”), Sam Adegoke (“Murder in the First”), Robert Christopher Riley (“Hit the Floor”) and Rafael de la Fuente (“Empire”), with Alan Dale (“The O.C.”), and Grant Show (“Melrose Place”).
DYNASTY is from CBS Television Studios in association with Fake Empire, with executive producers Josh Schwartz (“Gossip Girl”), Stephanie Savage (“Gossip Girl”), Sallie Patrick (“Revenge”), Esther and Richard Shapiro (the creators of the original “Dynasty”) and Brad Silberling (“Jane The Virgin”).