Gusher: Pilot for new TNT Dallas series will include originals Hagman, Gray and Duffy
02/02/11 06:51 AM
By ED BARK
Larry Hagman, Linda Gray and Patrick will reprise their iconic Dallas roles in a TNT pilot for a followup series about the Ewing offspring, the network announced Tuesday night.
But it's still uncertain whether the new Dallas will be shot in Dallas. "No decision has been made yet," TNT spokeswoman Karen Cassell told unclebarky.com.
Hagman, Gray and Duffy played oily J.R. Ewing, his tormented wife, Sue Ellen and his do-good brother, Bobby, on the landmark CBS series, which ran from 1978 until 1991. For much of that run, the cast spent sweltering summers filming in Dallas.
There's no definite series commitment for the Dallas re-do, in which Josh Henderson (Desperate Housewives) will play J.R.'s son, John Ross. An actor hasn't yet been announced for the role of Christopher, adopted son of Bobby and Pam Ewing. But they'll both be enamored of Elena (Jordana Brewster from The Fast & the Furious).
The executive producer and writer of the new pilot is Cynthia Cidre, who scripted the feature film The Mambo Kings and also produced the failed 2007 CBS serial drama Cane. Warner Horizon Television is the production company, with Michael M. Robin of TNT's The Closer directing the pilot episode.