I've stated this many times before, and I have no problem doing so. I'm really excited about Dallas returning to Television after more than a decade. If you're not a Dallas fan, or curious to know more about the new series, check out Ultimate Dallas.com for all the latest updates and news on the new show. The site has an episode guide, interviews with various cast members from the original series, videos, the latest news, and so much more. I have been a long time fan, and frequently visit the site for all my Dallas info.
Since we're on the subject of Dallas, Ultimate Dallas.com posted a news bulletin this past Sunday answering questions it's readers had asked. I posted a few down below, along with a character synopsis for Christopher and John Ross's side of the family. For the full question and answer session, you can go here.
In a nutshell can you outline the plot? It’s really about the next generation of Ewings. Miss Ellie summed it up very well in season 6 of the original series “Think ahead Sue Ellen, think twenty five or thirty years ahead. I won’t be here then and the fight won’t be between JR and Bobby, it’ll be between John Ross and Christopher”
Bobby still owns Southfork and has a battle on his hands both privately and publicly as he strives to save his late mothers legacy. A battle which will tear the family apart. At the heart of the battle are John Ross and Christopher Ewing, two ambitious young men who both want to be top of their game and take the power and influence that comes with being a Ewing.
Like the beginning of the original series there is an element of the rich and the poor, with less well off characters mingled into the lives of the Ewing family.
Which of the original characters will appear? Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy), JR Ewing (Larry Hagman) and Sue Ellen Ewing (Linda Gray). Lucy Ewing (Charlene Tilton) and Ray Krebbs (Steve Kanaly) will make a brief appearance for an event at Southfork Ranch. Appearing in the lead roles are John Ross Ewing (Josh Henderson) and Christopher Ewing (Jesse Metcalfe).
Who is who in the Dallas pilot?Let’s break this down.
ANN RYLAND EWING (played by Brenda Strong) – Bobby’s lovely new wife.
BOBBY JAMES EWING (played by Patrick Duffy) – Adopted Father of Christopher Ewing and owner of Southfork Ranch.CHRISTOPHER EWING (played by Jesse Metcalfe) – The new acumen and entrepreneurial vigor of the Ewing clan. Smart, attractive, effective, he has the guarded eyes of someone who’s already mixed it up with life.
REBECCA SUTTER (played by Julie Gonzalo) - Fiancée of Christopher Ewing and about to become the next Mrs Ewing.
John Ross's SideJR Ewing (played by Larry Hagman) - Father of John Ross Ewing. He spent his life building a legacy for his son to ensure they maintain a power-base in Dallas. It’s time to hand over the reigns.
JOHN ROSS EWING (played by Josh Henderson) – A powerful man, he is charismatic, seductive. He’s his father’s son.
SUE ELLEN EWING (played by Linda Gray ) - Mother of John Ross Ewing.
The Ramos'sELENA RAMOS (played by Jordana Brewster) – Daughter of the Ewing cook Carmen and girlfriend of John Ross Ewing. She spent her entire life at Southfork Ranch growing up with both John Ross and Christopher.
CARMEN RAMOS (played by Marlene Forte) – Hispanic mother of Elena Ramos and long time Ewing cook.
Read their previous article on the characters here.