Dallas, the iconic America soap opera about a warring Texan family, is set to return to television screens after a successful pilot episode.
The original show aired for 13 years, beginning in 1978 and playing throughout the ’80s, to huge viewing figures on both sides of the Atlantic.
The revamp will see original stars Larry Hagman and Patrick Duffy join newer faces including 90210‘s Josh Henderson and The Fast and The Furious‘ Jordana Brewster.
TNT‘s head of programming Michael Wright said of the new show: “It is incredibly exciting to see both new and familiar characters in the hands of a dream cast. We couldn’t be more pleased with how Dallas has come together.”
He continued: “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.”
The show was famous for some outlandish stories that made the front page of newspapers, including the famous ‘Who Shot JR?’ strand. It has also inspired several affectionate spoofs from The Simpsons, South Park and Family Guy.
Dallas is due to be shown in the US next summer. No UK company has yet bought the rights.