On a TV show, the loss of a member of the cast is never an easy thing. There are many reasons why cast members leave – sometimes the actors and actresses might lose interest, they might have problems on the show with other members of the cast due to professional difficulties as the cast members can’t stand one another and off-set they can cause problems for everyone else, or they can be fired due to poor behavior, and now it is happening to the reboot of Dynasty.
And not for the first time either.
The second season of Dynasty is about to lose another cast member. Nicollette Sheridan who plays the character of Alexis Carrington, a scheming diva of a character. In a sense she has big shoes to fill, in the original Dynasty, the character of Alexis Carrington was portrayed by Joan Collins, but every actor in a reboot series makes their own mark on a role and in the series they are filming.
The CW has already confirmed her departure as Nicollette Sheridan has been involved with the show during the mid half of the first season where she portrays the matriarch of the family, originally played by Dame Joan Collins in the original series run by ABC. Sheridan never actually saw the original series as she was cast into the role of Alexis Carrington, though it never mattered to her – she simply made sure she brought her experience of being a cast member of Desperate Housewives to the role.
Nicollette considers the character to be difficult to get around for any actress to play her since Alexis balances her genuine love for her children with her desire for power. In a statement given by the network, people are aware now the actress is leaving to focus on family responsibilities, wishing her well in the future while at the same time they have acknowledged her contributions to the series. Nicollette’s departure is actually the third from this series – James MacKay and Nathalie Kelly exited last year. Kelly’s character was filled in by actress Ana Brenda Contreras, but now her character’s future is unknown at the present time.
Nicollette Sheridan’s character became a full time regular on the show, making this her first major role in television since Desperate Housewives and the messy exit in 2009 she endured, resulting in a lawsuit. Sheridan’s final story on Dynasty will be aired in March while the show itself has already been renewed for a third season, though no-one knows for sure what’s going to happen with Sheridan’s character of Alexis, though the CW has not said anything at all about what’s going to happen with the character and whether it will be recast or not.
But what is the reason Nicollette Sheridan is leaving Dynasty since the details were very vague? The good news is Nicollette didn’t have any problems with the cast and crew, the reasons are indeed personal and worrying for the actress.
Nicollette has revealed her role and her time on Dynasty was very enjoyable, but she wants to spend time with her terminally ill mother which she considers more important to her at this point. Sheridan is extremely grateful to CW and the president of CBS studios the chance to return home to Los Angeles to take care of her mother, and she wishes them luck in the future while wishing the series does well.
Nicollette hopes the fans themselves will be happy with her successor and shows the same passion there as they did when she was in the series, though whether that means her character is going to be recast or someone new will take her place cannot be known at the moment, however, the chances are it will be recast though who will take the role on is unknown at this time.
Nicollette believes her role will be recast, so its likely someone else will be playing the gold-digging, deluded but slightly genius, but always glamorous character could be around on the show for a long time to come, and Nicollette teased it as likely, but the problem is clear for the producers if they choose to keep the character at all. In the original series, Alexis was a major villain, and now the producers have to decide if they even want to keep the character or just drop her.