Looks like there’s some Dynasty drama before the show’s even started. Recently, original series star Gordon Thomson spoke with The Daily Beast about the upcoming CW reboot.
Thomson played Adam Carrington on the ’80s primetime soap. The new series “follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children.” The cast includes Grant Show, Elizabeth Gillies, Nathalie Kelley, James Mackay, Alan Dale, Sam Adegoke, Robert Christopher Riley, and Rafael de la Fuente.
In the interview, Thomson spoke frankly about the upcoming Dynasty reboot, saying he was “appalled” when he saw it:
“I have had a look at the new Dynasty and I am appalled. What the fuck is the CW doing? It’s utter shit.
It’s not a continuation, as Dallas did, but goes way back to the beginning. Blake fucks Cristal across a desk. The catfights are kitty snits. The acting is dreadful, truly dreadful. The writing is appalling. I don’t know what possessed the Shapiros to bother.
Why call it Dynasty? It’s nothing to do with Dynasty at all. It’s insulting. If the afterlife exists—it doesn’t, but if it did—Aaron would be having major fits in his grave. And the audience the CW is aiming for is going to think it’s shit because it is such shit that a cretinous 6-year-old would not be interested. It’s abominable.”
Whew. Strong words. You can see for yourself if the new Dynasty holds up to the original when it premieres on The CW on October 11th at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the original Dynasty? Will you watch the reboot?