The founding of a new Dynasty: Viewers get their first glimpse of the 80s revival as rivals Fallon and Cristal duke it out in trailer
Audiences were given their first glimpse of the lavish Dynasty revival in a brand new trailer on Thursday.
The CW saga, like the 80s original that famously featured Joan Collins as Alexis Carrington, will follow the lives of the ridiculously wealthy Carrington and Colby families as they battle for dominance of their ultra-rich world.
In the new trailer, the words 'Welcome to the one-percent of the one-percent' appear onscreen, before giving viewers a taste of the Dynasty high-life, complete with glasses of bubbling champagne, chauffeured cars, luxe mansions, and much more.
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Juicy first peek: The first trailer for The CW's Dynasty came out Thursday, revealing just some of the over-the-top drama the series promises
The tale will be told from the perspective of two upscale rivals, Fallon Carrington and Cristal Flores.
Elizabeth Giles of Victorious plays the spoiled heiress Fallon while Nathalie Kelley of The Vampire Diaries plays Cristal, a fierce Latina who is engaged to Fallon's father Blake, played in the revamp by Grant Show of former Melrose Place fame.
Leading lady: Elizabeth Giles plays the shrewd Fallon Carrington in the reboot
'Welcome to the one-percent of the one-percent': The trailer gives viewers a taste of the Dynasty high-life, complete with private jets, mansions and plenty of devoted staff
Caught in the act! After Fallon walks in on her dad, played by Grant Show, and his new fiance Cristal, she declares war against the 'gold-digger'
From the very start, the trailer promises all the sex, squabbles and style of the original.
After Fallon walks in on her dad and his new fiance Cristal getting frisky, she declares war against the 'gold-digger.'
'Family dynasties flow through blood. Wives just come and go' the socialite tells her brother Steven (played by James Mackay).
Oh brother! Miss Carrington's brother Steven is played by James Mackay
'This means war': The clip culminates in one of Dynasty's iconic catfights, complete with hair pulling, dress ripping and an epic slap
While Kristal complains that the heiress 'will never see [her] as anything except the girl' patriarch Blake Carrington in 'banging', her cunning rival Fallon schemes.
'There's no point in getting upset,' the blue eyed beauty tells Kristal, before snarkily adding, 'It's only an engagement.'
Fallon's dedicated driver gets roped into the drama, catching Cristal as she passionately puckers up to a dark and handsome mystery man.
'It's only an engagement': Fallon stops at nothing to halt her rival from wedding her dad
Cristal clear: Clearly on the outside, the fierce fiance must fight for her rightful place in the family
Who's he? The cunning heiress enlists the help of her devoted driver to spy on her dad's fiancee
'Whatever you found, I can explain' says Kelley's character.
The whole clip culminates with one of Dynasty's iconic catfights, showing Cristal and Fallon go into full hair-pulling, dress-ripping, expletive screaming glory.
'Face it, this is war,' declares Fallon, before the clip winds down.
'Wives just come and go': The cunning Fallon fears her new stepmom has selfish intentions, while brother Steven endures his own drama
The new series was developed by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, who both have a strong track record with teen soaps.
They both worked on the CW's Gossip Girl, and Savage also worked on the mid-aughties hit The OC, which was heavily compared to Dynasty during its four-season run on FOX.
Dynasty was greenlit for a whole season May 10, with the series premiere set for Fall 2017.
Then and Now
Revamp: Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll's Elizabeth Gillies will take over the part of the headstrong and promiscuous heiress Fallon Carrington (originally played by Pamela Sue Martin)
Joan Collins' scene-stealing diva Alexis was a major part of the original series but her character was clearly inimitable as there is no replacement for her in the new version
Cristal is played by Nathalie Kelley of The Vampire Diaries in the new version, a fierce Latina who is engaged to Fallon's father Blake. Linda Evans played the 1980s character
The classic scene in when Fallon walks in on her dad and his new fiance Cristal, and she declares war against the 'gold-digger' has been re-made in the contemporary version
Pamela Sue Martin (left) who played Fallon Carrington in the original Dynasty TV series. Fallon will be played by Elizabeth Giles of Victorious in the Dynasty re-make
John Forsythe who played Blake Carrington in the original Dynasty TV series
Actors Al Corley, Pamela Sue Martin and John Forsythe who starred in the original Dynasty series which was popular in the 1980s
John Forsythe who played Blake Carrington in the original Dynasty TV series pictured with Cristal played then by Linda Evans
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