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First look: Dallas revamped for 2012

2011-07-15 11:52
 
Los Angeles - Cult 1980s television series Dallas is to return to the small screen, and now fans have a chance to see what the 2012 show will look like.

79-year-old actor Larry Hagman will be bringing notoriously shot JR back to life, seventy-year-old Linda Gray, who played Sue Ellen in the original series, will also reprise her role, while Patrick Duffy, 62, will play Bobby Ewing, said TV channel TNT.

"It is incredibly exciting to see both new and familiar characters in the hands of a dream cast," said Michael Wright, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM).

Dallas was one of the most successful and longest-running shows in US prime-time television history, and was also hugely successful across the world. The blockbuster nighttime soap opera aired from 1978 to 1991.

TNT described the updated show as "an all-new series based upon one of the most popular television dramas of all time, about the bitter rivalries and family power struggles within a Texas oil and cattle-ranching dynasty."

Jordana Brewster of the Fast & Furious franchise can be seen in the new series along with Desperate Housewives star Jesse Metcalfe.

10 episodes of the new series have been ordered which are due to air in the US in 2012.

There has been no indication as to when South African audiences will be able to see the new show.

Watch the trailer for Dallas here. 



- SAPA

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