Jesse Metcalfe, Gabbie’s boy-toy John Rowland, will play Christopher, the grown up adopted son of Pam (Victoria Principal) and Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy). Josh Henderson, who played Edie’s hunky nephew, will play John Ross, the son of J.R. (Hagman) and Sue-Ellen Ewing (Linda Gray).
Now Brenda Strong, Housewives’ deceased narrator Mary Alice Young, has joined the cast of the new TNT project. She’ll be playing the current wife of Bobby Ewing, Ann. Word is that Ann is quite strong-willed, not unlike Ewing matriarch Miss Ellie (played by the late Barbara Bel Geddes). Since she usually doesn’t appear on-camera on Housewives, if the new Dallas becomes a series she probably won’t have to leave the ABC TV show.
It’ll be interesting to see if there’s any conflict between Ann and Bobby’s first true love. Priscilla Presley will be reprising her role as Jenna Krebbs, Bobby’s old flame. The last time we saw her, Jenna was the wife of former Southfork foreman Ray Krebbs (Steve Kanaly), J.R. and Bobby’s illegitimate half-brother.
What do you think? Is “Mary Alice” a good addition to the cast?