Dallas: TNT Unveils New Trailer
TNT wants to take you back to Southfork next summer when Dallas returns to TV. Instead of going the new Charlie's Angels or Hawaii Five-0 route and rebooting the series, TNT has decided to create a continuation of the original Dallas, which ran from 1978 to 1991.
The new Dallas, which will premiere in the summer of 2012, jumps forward several years from where the original series ended. The Ewings still live at Southfork Ranch, but J.R. is now getting on his years and is in a sort of nursing home. Bobby is married to a new wife, Ann (Brenda Strong). His son, Christopher, and J.R.'s son, John Ross, are grown men and they're working hard to carry on the legacy of family squabbles. John Ross is determined to carry on his father's business of drilling for oil, while Christopher is more interested in alternative green technology.
Three original Dallas members are returning to the show: Larry Hagman (J.R. Ewing), Patrick Duffy (Bobby Ewing) and Linda Grey (Sue Ellen Shepard Ewing). In addition, four new actors and actresses are joining in as the younger generation: Josh Henderson (John Ross Ewing III), Jesse Metcalfe (Christopher Ewing), Jordana Brewster (Elena Ramos) and Julie Gonzalo (Rebecca Sutter).
Last month we spoke with Brenda Strong about joining the older generation of the cast, working with Dallas legends and what's in store for the new series. You can read her interview here.
Now TNT has released a new trailer for Dallas, with additional scenes beyond the original trailer. Watch the new trailer below.