‘Dynasty’ Picked Up For Full Season Of 22 Episodes By CW
US network the CW has picked up their ‘Dynasty‘ reboot for a full 22-episode season order they announced today.
‘Dynasty’ is a modernised reboot of the 1980’s primetime soap that follows two of America’s wealthiest families – the Carringtons and the Colbys – as they feud for control over their fortune and their children. The series will be told primarily through the perspectives of two women at odds: Fallon Carrington, daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington, and her stepmother, Cristal, a Hispanic woman marrying into this WASP family and America’s most powerful class. Features the 1% in all its glitz and gloss, while exposing the dark underbelly: a corrupt world built on backroom deals.
Whilst the series hasn’t been a break out smash hit for the network, it’s ratings have been okay enough, and as we’ve seen in recent months, domestic ratings are only part of the picture. The show has been airing on Netflix in various territories outside of the US, which will be bringing in a big chunk of cash to CW’s coffers.
According to CW president, Mark Pedowitz, the show is also a useful series to help reach out to the non-superhero watching female audience of the channel domestically. “We’re losing ‘Vampire Diaries’, we’re losing ‘Reign’,” commented Pedowitz during the TCA summer press tour earlier in the year. “We want to keep more women watching us. ‘Dynasty’ and ‘Riverdale’ does that.”
On another note, the military drama ‘Valor’ failed to get picked up for it’s ‘back 9’ episodes, which is usually a sure-fire sign of cancellation. Whilst it is, technically, still alive at this point, when the same thing happened to ‘No Tomorrow’ and ‘Frequency’ last year, neither show was picked up for a 2nd season. It’s also interesting to note that the US ratings on ‘Valor’ and ‘Dynasty’ are not a million miles apart from each other, however, ‘Dynasty’ has the larger Netflix distribution deal, where as ‘Valor’ has not yet shown up on the streaming service.
‘Dynasty‘ currently airs Thursday nights on Netflix in the UK.