Dallas sequel proceeds to Pilot
A Dallas sequel will focus on the offspring of bitter rivals and brothers JR and Bobby Ewing.
The initial idea was said to have the series revolve around J.R. and Sue Ellen’s son John Ross and Bobby and Pam’s adopted son Christopher, but the studio and the network were waiting for writer Cynthia Cidre’s take on the Ewing clan and wanted to read her script before proceeding.
Now it has been approved for a Pilot, confirming it will focus on the two boys as its centre -a better solution than attempting a remake.
A Press Release detailed the following: 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.
If it proceeds beyond its Pilot it will become the second series spin-off from the original, following Knots Landing.
TNT also approved pilots for crime procedural Perception (formerly Proof) and an untitled project from Allan Loeb (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps).
Source: Deadline Hollywood