Friday, April 19, 2024

“Dallas” Casting for New Bad Boy Villain as First Season Ever without Larry Hagman Commences


“Dallas”– or what I call “Dallas 2.0”– is finally coming back to TNT. They’re going to start shooting a third season next month. Where were they all summer? Who knows? This will be the first ever “Dallas” season without Larry Hagman as JR Ewing. Anyway, they’re looking to cast a new bad boy villain named Nicholas who will obviously come to town and cause trouble for the Ewings.

He’s described as 35-40 years old, “a powerful billionaire businessman. Self made. Rough childhood. Raised himself up by his bootstrap. He’s charming, sophisticated, smart, cunning…Sexy but not pretty. He comes across as a good,
genuine guy, even though there are darker parts of his personality which he’s hiding. He also has a good sense of
humor and uses that take the sting off his verbal sparring. He should have an International-feel to him. Accent is
not important, in fact less is better, when it comes to accent…”

Let’s just hope series showrunner Cynthia Cidre sticks to the main “Dallas” story and doesn’t go jumping the shark now that JR is gone. That means lots of screen time for Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray, and the return of Judith Light.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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