The now-famous Dynasty is a modernized reboot of the 1980s Primetime Soap. Eventually, it follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys. In that case, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children.
Told primarily through the perspectives of two women at odds: Fallon Carrington, daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington; and her soon-to-be stepmother, Cristal, a Hispanic woman marrying into the WASP family.
Dynasty” not only features the glitz and gloss of extreme wealth but also exposes the dark underbelly of a corrupt world built on backroom deals. Just months after Dynasty was rocked by the departure of Nathalie Kelley as (the original) Cristal, we’ll be seeing less of another actor on the fraught CW drama.
Whereby, James Mackay, who has portrayed Steven Carrington since the show premiered in Oct. 2017, will no longer be a series regular, a network rep confirms to TVLine. He will be in a reduced number of episodes but will return later Season 3.
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Dynasty TV Series as seen on its Season One Finale had a cliffhanger ending. Whereby, Steven and Sammy Jo get married, Liam returns, Claudia goes after Cristal and a fire erupts with everyone trapped inside. Not to mention, the entire Dynasty Season One is now available on Netflix.
Then again, still in the 1st season of Dynasty, Fallon Carrington is unhappy after finding her billionaire father Blake is engaged to Cristal. Who is a rival employee at the family company? On the other hand, it’s Steven and Sam’s wedding day.
But, that’s just the convenient setting bringing everyone together because the wedding is almost of no importance. It goes off without a hitch, and Sam and Steven get to be happy together — for about five minutes.
Around them, all hell is breaking loose. First, the Colbys storm in, demanding their share of Thomas Carrington’s company. Fallon’s reaction to this is surprisingly mellow, considering she was romantically involved with Jeff.
But, she’s a lot less happy about it when the Colbys convince Faux Adam (“Fadam”) to side with them and sell Carrington Atlantic to a Russian oligarch.
Season 2 Series Preview: Everything you should know
Following a huge cliffhanger to season one, what can we expect from Dynasty season two? The reboot saw a pleasingly dramatic raft of changes from the original characters with Sammy Jo changing from a woman to a gay man.
And also, the Colby family reborn entirely as African-American and, fortunately, most of them survived season one. So, we can expect season two to feature the likes of Elizabeth Gillies as Fallon Carrington, Rafael de la Fuente as Sam Jones, and James Mackay as Steven Carrington.
Not forgetting, Brianna Brown who is featured as Claudia Blaisdel, in Season 1 admitted to causing the explosion that killed her husband Matthew (Nick Wechsler). However, there were some character fates left up in the air in the dramatic season one finale.
As Cristal Flores Carrington (Nathalie Kelley) was shot in the stomach by Claudia (who thought she was shooting her dead husband, naturally). In the end, leaving her trapped in a house that had just been set on fire on Steven’s wedding day.
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And it seems that Cristal probably won’t be making it out of that house alive. “I won’t be returning… I haven’t read anything for season two,” Kelley revealed in June. Or maybe Kelley is just playing us all to keep everything spoiler-free.
Is Dynasty coming Back for Season 3?
Of course, Yes! In Dynasty Season 3, Daniella Alonso Debuts as New Cristal. Proving that Alexis isn’t the only Dynasty character with face-swapping capabilities. For one thing, Cristal is returning for Season 3 with a new look of her own.
As TVLine exclusively reported back in July, Ana Brenda Contreras will not return to the role of Cristal Jennings in Season 3. Instead, the character will be played by Daniella Alonso (Animal Kingdom, Revolution) moving forward, and new showrunner Josh Reims promises a “seamless transition.”
Though little is changing about the character, he says she’s being written “a little more real and a little less scary, which is how we were writing Cristal last year. And Daniella is having a lot of fun. Not to mention, she got along with the cast immediately. She felt like she fit right away. Of course, we didn’t want Ana Brenda to leave, but that’s the situation.”
As for whether Cristal’s new look will be addressed directly, Reims admits, “I had to stop myself. I put in at least three jokes that sort of referenced the third time being the charm. Eventually, I was like, ‘I cannot write a joke for every scene she’s in. It’s out of control now.’”
In anticipation of the fall debut, the cast and creators of The CW’s “Dynasty” addressed the press for the first time on Wednesday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills for a well-received panel about the differences and similarities to the original primetime soap opera.
“You see the word ‘Dynasty,’ and you’re like, ‘Oh yes,’” exclaimed star Elizabeth Gillies, who plays Fallon Carrington in the modernized reboot, recalling when the script first landed in her lap.
The cast and executive producers, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage of “Gossip Girl” and series co-creator, executive producer and showrunner Sallie Patrick, expressed their desire to honor the original characters, while also making them their own. “I wanted to bring my own thing to her. I think she’s feisty as ever,” Gillies said.
“Like it or not, we live in an age of dynasties,” the tech industry although kept young by hoodies and millennial spirit is oftentimes poised as a good ol’ boy network. Especially, that can be difficult to get into unless you’re male, under 25, and have a penchant for Mountain Dew.
Nothing wrong with this, but it makes it hard to relate if your interests spread farther than the typical. In the hit CW show Dynasty, Blake Carrington is much like a back-end developer working on the application side.
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On one hand, Blake is like a developer that goes through the code with a fine-toothed comb checking for bugs and eradicating any that may pop up and try to ruin the application.
On the other hand, Jeff Colby is like a bug that Blake detects and constantly must protect the family from (application). Continue Reading About: Comparison Facts about Full-stack Development.