Patrick Duffy in an interview with Parade admitted that he had never expected to reprise his role as Bobby Ewing but promised that the returning cast members will be a vital part of the reboot.
“We won’t just have cameos, like you go visit them at the old folks’ home,” he said. “Larry and Linda and I are involved in every aspect of each of the episodes. I think that’s what the audience will expect. It’s not like a remake of Hawaii Five-0 where they mention the old characters every now and then so you think it’s the same show. This is Dallas – it’s just 20 years later.”
Duffy, who explained that Bobby is now the “patriarch of the Ewing family”, continued: “We’re 20 years older and our children are now adults and the drama goes on. The young people are going to carry a large portion of the show, and that’s the way it should be, but we’re not marginalised in any way.”
Duffy also praised the new cast members who are joining the programme, describing the dynamic as “perfect”.
“I think we have the best young crop of actors playing these parts with Jesse Metcalfe, Josh Henderson, Jordana Brewster and Julie Gonzalo,” he said. “I didn’t know any of these people prior to coming on the set and they’re such good actors. It’s just a perfect marriage with the old Dallas. I couldn’t be happier and I just hope that they have the same kind of experience as we did 30 years ago when we started.”
Duffy continued “[Writer Cynthia Cidre] is the only person since our original producer Leonard Katzman died that knows what this show’s about.
“Larry , Linda and I read her script and realised we could now do Dallas again because it will be as good if not better than the original.”
Read the full interview on Parade.com
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