If there you've been craving a new juicy TV series with the nostalgia of decades past, we’ve just found your new guilty pleasure.
Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, who were also responsible for the success of classic teen dramas like Gossip Girl and The OC, have rebooted the iconic '80s show Dynasty, set to air on The CW later this year. Netflix has also secured the exclusive international rights to the show (as per a report from Deadline), so you'll have options to watch it there, too.
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The original Dynasty ran for nine seasons from 1981 to 1989, following the trials and tribulations of the ridiculously wealthy Carrington family and their rivals, the Colbys. The show takes place in Denver, Colorado, and features iconic characters like Alexis Carrington, who spends most of her screen time dispensing acid-tongued put-downs and wearing unfeasibly large shoulder pads.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, "The CW’s Dynasty is described as a modern take that follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children."
"The drama will be told primarily through the perspectives of two women at odds: Fallon Carrington, daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington (Grant Show) and her soon-to-be stepmother (Nathalie Kelley), a Hispanic woman marrying into this WASP family and America’s most powerful class," the Hollywood Reporter continued.
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It seems that, when it comes to new commissions, TV executives are still very much in thrall to the power of the reboot, with Dynasty now among the handful of '80s and '90s shows that are being brought back for nostalgia-hungry audiences. A new series based on the classic '80s film Dirty Dancing aired in May, albeit to a poor critical reception; on the other end of the spectrum, David Lynch’s much-anticipated third season of cult favorite Twin Peaks premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May, and is currently airing on HBO.
All in all, we can't to see this latest reboot!
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David Hasselhoff played crime fighter Michael Knight for four seasons before moving on to the hit show Baywatch in 1989. Today, Hasselhoff has appeared in small film and TV roles, including the 2017 movie version of Baywatch.