Beverly Hills, CA -- Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage and Sallie Patrick -- the executive producers of The CW's upcoming Dynasty reboot -- appeared during the network's day at the Summer 2017 Television Critics Association tour to introduce the show and explain their decision to re-tell the classic story of the Carrington and Colby families rather than tell new tales about the descendants of the original characters. Unlike The CW's recent reboots of the Aaron Spelling classics 90120 and Melrose Place, in which new young characters interacted with characters from the original shows (played by the same actors), the creators of the new Dynasty have rather shockingly recast every role, reworked every character and truncated much of the storyline from the original's first season into its pilot. Followers of the original series that ran on ABC from 1981 to 1989 had hoped that The CW might go the route of TNT’s 2012 Dallas reboot, which faithfully combined stars and characters from the original show with the younger Ewing offspring, furthering the legacy of the original series. Sadly, that’s not the case.
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