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TNT Goes Ahead with Dallas Pilot!

September 8, 2010

Coming Soon is reporting that cable channel TNT is firing up the creative machine for three new pilots. Two sound like standard TNT procedural fare, but one caught my attention:

Reboot of Dallas

DALLAS – Executive producer Cynthia Cidre, writer of the acclaimed film The Mambo Kings and creator/executive producer of the TV series Cane, has crafted an update of the long-running series about the Ewings of Southfork, whose betrayals, jealousies and passions have made them famous. The story focuses on the offspring of bitter rivals and brothers JR and Bobby Ewing, who clash over the future of the Ewing dynasty while the fate of Southfork itself weighs in the balance. This project, based upon the iconic series created by David Jacobs, comes to TNT from Warner Horizon Television.

When the story was reported last year the producers were in talks with series originals to reprise their roles, but it seems the Dallas reboot is taking a page from the CW and hopes to populate the series with fresh (read: younger) characters whose antics will be at the center of the show. In keeping with my remake/reboot rules, I’m intrigued by the idea of revisiting the Ewing clan and the finale does lend itself to some Star Trek ’09 style reconning.

Is a reboot of Knots Landing far behind? It’s the logical next step.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. eieioj permalink
    September 8, 2010 10:59 pm

    Oh God, I hope someone does epic battle with the Devil a la Joel Grey. Oh pleaseohpleaseohplease.

  2. September 9, 2010 5:09 am

    Oh God, I hope someone does epic battle with the Devil a la Joel Grey. Oh pleaseohpleaseohplease.

    Every episode should just involve showing how terrible all our lives would be without JR Ewing.

  3. September 9, 2010 9:15 am

    Can the reboot possibly provide as much cheesiness as the original?

  4. September 9, 2010 9:36 am

    @Redlami – I certainly hope so, otherwise what’s the point?

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