Iconic TV drama ‘Dallas’ set to return to TV next summer

Last Updated: Jul 09, 2011, 18:02 PM IST

Washington: Cable network TNT has announced that it has ordered 10 episodes of a remake of the 80s’ explosive TV drama ‘Dallas’ which will premiere next summer.

The US series - which ran from 1978 to 1991 and centered around the power struggles within a Texan oil dynasty - will see Larry Hagman reprising his iconic role of ruthless oilman JR Ewing.

Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster, Brenda Strong, Josh Henderson and Julie Gonzalo will all star in the remake alongside Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy, reports Contactmusic.

Michael Wright, executive vice-president and head of programming for TNT, said: "TNT has explored the possibility of an updated version of ‘Dallas’ for several years, but it wasn’t until we read Cynthia Cidre’s outstanding pilot script that we knew we had the foundation for a great new series."

ANI

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