New 'Dynasty' Reboot with Elizabeth Gillies Flips Races & Genders

New 'Dynasty' Reboot with Elizabeth Gillies Flips Races & Genders

Elizabeth Gillies is all smiles up on stage with Sam Adegoke during the 2017 Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour on Wednesday (August 2) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Almost the entire cast flew back from Atlanta, where they film Dynasty, to chat with press about how the reboot is different from the original series which aired in the 1980s.

The producers actually changed Jeff Colby (Adegoke), traditionally a white rich man who would marry Fallon (Gillies), to an African-American tech billionaire.

“It’s not just that he’s African-American, but he’s new money,” showrunner Josh Schwartz shared. “In the old version, the Carringtons were nouveau riche compared to the Colbys. We are flipping that dynamic.”

He adds, “Jeff is a tech billionaire who honed what was going to make him a billionaire while he worked for Blake. That’s a point of resentment for Blake. So that allows us a lot more dynamic storytelling.”

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