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Nicollette Sheridan Cast as Alexis Carrington on The CW’s ‘Dynasty’ Reboot

”Desperate Housewives“ star is set to play the vicious villain originally portrayed by Joan Collins

Nicollette Sheridan is very good at being bad. The former “Desperate Housewives” star is taking on the role of Alexis Carrington in the The CW’s “Dynasty” reboot.

Alexis is the first wife of Blake Carrington and mother to Fallon and Steven. “She will return unexpectedly to their world, challenging Blake’s marriage to Cristal, seeking to reunite with her children, and fighting to claim what is hers,” according to the press release from The CW.

The Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage-produced series is a modern re-imagining of the iconic primetime soap that dazzled fans of serious family drama in the ’80s. The Carringtons have real issues that they take out on each other (and other people) as they battle with the Colbys, a rival family who they love to hate.

The original role of Alexis was famously played by British actress Joan Collins (below).

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Sheridan will join stars Elizabeth Gillies (“Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll”), Nathalie Kelley (“UnReal,” “The Vampire Diaries”), James Mackay (“The Leftovers”), Sam Adegoke (“Murder in the First”), Robert Christopher Riley (“Hit the Floor”), Rafael de la Fuente (“Empire”), Alan Dale (“The O.C.”) and Grant Show (“Melrose Place”).

“Dynasty” airs Wednesdays at 9/8 c on The CW.