Former Desperate Housewives star Nicollette Sheridan will play the role of Alexis Carrington in the Dynasty reboot.
The role was originally played by Joan Collins in a short-run, becoming so popular she became integral to the show.
Alexis is the first wife of Blake Carrington and mother to Fallon and Steven. She will return unexpectedly to their world, challenging Blake’s marriage to Cristal, seeking to reunite with her children, and fighting to claim what is hers.
Sheridan, who also featured in Knots Landing, was famously entangled in a lawsuit with Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry which she lost, despite appeals and attempted retrials.
Dynasty, rebooted for The CW, airs in Australia on Netflix.