The CW's Dynasty has tapped Nicollette Sheridan to play Alexis Carrington. The CW’s Dynasty Finds Their Alexis

The CW’s Dynasty has found their Alexis Carrington — and it isn’t the Desperate Housewife that we expected.

Nicollette Sheridan (Knots Landing) will be playing the coveted role of Alexis Carrington on The CW reboot of the classic 1980’s primetime soap. The character — one of the most iconic in TV history — was played by Joan Collins on the original Dynasty series starting with the Season 2 premiere.

The CW has released an official photo of Sheridan in the role as well as a description of the character:

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.

Dynasty, which recently got a full-season order, airs Wednesday nights on The CW.

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