With the modern-day reboot of iconic primetime soap Dynasty coming to Netflix a little later this year, the streamer have fanned the flames of anticipation this week, releasing an official trailer for the weekly show and announcing that it will officially begin on Thursday, October 12, with new episodes released each Thursday thereafter. Check out the new trailer below:
Produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Fake Empire, Dynasty will follow the lives of two of the wealthiest families living in the United States; the Carringtons and the Colbys. Each hoping to gain control over their fortune and children, the families will come to blows with cunning charisma and a lack of morality.
Elizabeth Gillies stars as Fallon Carrington, a woman set to become the COO of her father’s global energy empire, but there’s a surprise waiting for her when her father Blake Carrington (Grant Show) summons her and her brother Steven (James Mackay) to the family compound in Atlanta.
Expecting her promotion to be announced, Fallon is horrified when she realises that her father has called the family together to meet their stepmother-to-be, Cristal (Nathalie Kelley). Beautiful and almost as young as Fallon, it soon becomes clear that this woman isn’t just your regular gold-digger, but something much bigger altogether.
Alan Dale, Sam Adegoke, Robert Christopher Riley and Rafael de la Fuente all also star, with Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Sallie Patrick, Brad Silberling and Esther and Richard Shapiro all serving as executive producers.
Early reviews say that whilst expectations weren’t too high following the announcement of Dynasty, it’s actually a fun show that’s true to its soap roots, providing enough sizzle to encourage the viewer to tune in each and every week.
Whether or not it pulls in enough viewers on Netflix however remains to be seen, but we’re sure that the property’s history will be enough to get people interested for at least the pilot episode. What comes from there on in is anybody’s guess.
Dynasty starts on Netflix on Thursday, October 12, with new episodes every Thursday thereafter.