Can you hear the theme song? Can you remember one of the greatest (if not the greatest) TV cliffhangers of all time….Who Shot JR? Well it’s official guys and it will be premiering in the Summer 2012 on TNT.
Via the official press release, here is some of the information about the remake:
The new DALLAS stars Josh Henderson (90210), Jesse Metcalfe (John Tucker Must Die), Jordana Brewster (Fast & Furious),Julie Gonzalo (Veronica Mars) and Brenda Strong (Desperate Housewives), and they will be joined by iconic stars Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray and Larry Hagman as J.R. Ewing. TNT has ordered 10 episodes of DALLAS, which is slated to premiere in summer 2012.
The original DALLAS aired from 1978 to 1991 and centered on the Ewing family, a cattle and oil dynasty occupying the expansive Southfork Ranch in Texas. A long and bitter rivalry between brothers J.R. Ewing (Hagman) and Bobby Ewing (Duffy) eventually led to J.R. losing control of most of the Ewing industries. In the new DALLAS, this explosive rivalry now lives on through another generation, with the future of the family fortune in the hands of the Ewing offspring: cousins John Ross Ewing (Henderson), the son of J.R. and ex-wife Sue Ellen (Gray), and Christopher Ewing (Metcalfe), the adopted son of Bobby. Brewster stars as Elena, who is involved in a love triangle with Christopher and John Ross. Gonzalo stars as Christopher’s fiancée, Rebecca. And Strong stars as Ann, Bobby’s wife.
TNT will be airing sneak peeks of the new show during tomorrow’s premieres of The Closer and Rizzoli and Isles. TNT will also have a special website www.dallastnt.com for fans to go and check out video clips and more information about the show leading up to the premiere next summer.
What do you think? Are you excited about this remake? I watched the original when I was a little kid (on reruns that is) so I can’t wait for this premiere! Some remakes have been successful and other have fallen flat on their faces. So I guess we have to wait and see!