Dynasty will be staying around at The CW.
The new-age reboot of the ’80s soap opera has gotten a full-season order. Meanwhile, freshman military drama, Valor won’t air past its first thirteen episodes for this season (which means it is virtually canceled). Dynasty, on the other hand, will air a full 22 episodes as opposed to 13.
The new Dynasty centers on the Carrington family as they defend their throne against the Colbys, new rivals and threats, and even each other.
Per Shadow & Act’s respective interest, we’re noting that it stars Sam Adegoke (Jeff Colby), Wakeem Hollis (Monique Colby) and Robert Christopher Riley (Michael Culhane).
It also stars Elizabeth Gillies and Nathalie Kelley as the leads, as well as James Mackay and Rafael de la Fuente, with Alan Dale and Grant Show.
While Dynasty hasn’t been a ratings hit and has gotten mixed reviews from critics, the show has a powerful Netflix worldwide distribution deal from its producer and CW parent entity, CBS TV Studios. So in other words, there is more of a chance that Dynasty will get a season two than being canceled.
If you remember correctly The CW’s live-action, dark Archie Comics soap Riverdale had so-so ratings in its inaugural season (better than Dynasty though) and it was renewed for a second season. Riverdale, which has a Netflix distribution deal like Dynasty, became a breakout hit for Netflix globally during the summer, as well as for stateside viewers who were just discovering it. Because of this, the show has returned to become a powerhouse for the network in its second season, probably due to the fans acquired from Netflix. The same impact could happen here with Dynasty.
However, I would caution that Dynasty doesn’t have the cult-like following that developed for Riverdale, and aside from better first season ratings, critics also liked it better, too.