Larry Hagman has agreed to participate in a sequel of Dallas.
Hagman will reprise his legendary role of Texan oil baron J.R. Ewing despite earlier stories that he had failed to reach a financial agreement with US cable network TNT.
“I haven’t signed any contract but I gave them my commitment verbally,” says the star, who’ll turn 80 this year. “I just told them I’d do it and my word’s good!”
The updated pilot, written by former Cane writer Cynthia Cidre, finds J.R. confined to a mental asylum in a near catatonic state, having not spoken a word in years.
“Whatever they want is okay with me,” he says.
He is even convinced J.R. won’t be locked away for long.
“Oh, I’ll get out and cause more trouble! That’s for sure!”
The new Dallas will follow the lives of J.R. and Bobby’s sons, John Ross and Christopher Ewing.
Priscilla Presley will also be returning as Jenna Krebbs. Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy have also reportedly been appraoched.
Source: TV Guide