The Colbys and the Carringtons: The Faces of 'Dynasty'—Then and Now (PHOTOS)

Damian Holbrook

Überwealth is the ultimate power source in The CW’s stylish reboot of ABC’s 1981–89 sudser about Denver’s first family of business and bed-hopping: the Carringtons. “We are definitely honoring and paying homage to the classic,” says Sallie Patrick (Revenge), who has teamed with Gossip Girl’s Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage to executive produce with original Dynasty creators Richard and Esther Shapiro. Adds Patrick, “When we sat down with the Shapiros, they gave us words to the wise and said that the show really excelled when it was about family and relationships.” Here’s how the core members of the updated series—now set in Atlanta—stack up against their 1980s counterparts.

Dynasty, Premieres Oct. 11, 9/8c, The CW