After 20 years the popular drama Dallas is returning to television, so members of the HFPA paid a visit to Texas to talk to the cast of the new series and to visit the famous Southfork ranch. The original series, which ran for 365 episodes from 1978 to 1991, was seen in 96 countries and dubbed into 55 languages.
The new Dallas, which will begin airing in the U.S in June, features several of the original cast, including Larry Hagman as J.R., Patrick Duffy as Bobby and Linda Gray as Sue Ellen, as well as a new generation of Ewings, portrayed by Josh Henderson as J.R.’s son John Ross and Jesse Metcalfe as Bobby’s son Christopher, with Jordana Brewster and Julie Gonzalo as their girlfriends.
Larry Hagman, now 81, says of the new Ewings: “If you think J.R. was bad, wait until you see these guys in action. It’s an eye-opener. You’ve got to really pay attention to this show because things happen so quickly and people get stabbed in the back so fast by their loved ones. I keep reading the scripts and saying, ‘My God, how far are they going to go with this?
“Well, they’re going to go a long way.”
Picture: Theo Kingma
|30th January 2012,|