Updated Dallas on TNT to feature three original stars


J.R., Bobby and Sue Ellen will all three be back for the return to “Dallas” being shot for TNT. The focus, though, will be on a new generation of the Ewing clan of Southfork.

The original Dallas ran from 1978 to 1991 on CBS – a primetime soap opera. The new storyline on TNT will feature the Ewing offspring – J.R. Ewing’s son, John Ross, and the adopted son of Bobby and Pam Ewing, Christopher – as they clash over the future of the family dynasty.  

Several stars from the original (pictured) are no longer living, but the renewal will include original series stars Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray.  Hagman gained worldwide fame for his portrayal of oil baron J.R. Ewing.  Gray played J.R.’s wife, Sue Ellen Ewing, while Duffy portrayed J.R.’s younger brother Bobby.  In the pilot for the new Dallas, Josh Henderson will play John Ross. Jordana Brewster will play Elena, who is involved in a love triangle with Christopher and John Ross.

Executive producer Cynthia Cidre, who wrote the film “The Mambo Kings” and produced the TV series “Cane,” wrote the pilot for the new Dallas.  The pilot script is based on characters created by David Jacobs.  The updated version of Dallas comes to TNT from Warner Horizon Television. Michael M. Robin is the director and executive-producer for the pilot.