Here’s a twist worth of Dynasty – the embattled CW soap has actually added someone to its cast.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Queen Sugar alum Michael Michele has landed the role of Dominique Devereaux on a recurring basis. She’ll make her first appearance later in season two with the option to become a series regular in season three.
It’s been a rough season for Dynasty both creatively and behind the scenes, as the series already lost Nathalie Kelley, demoted James Mackay to recurring, and found out that Nicollette Sheridan would be leaving to tend to her ill mother. Bringing aboard Dominique, something that’s been in the works for a while, should help make up for those losses while giving the show further ties to its original incarnation.
Originated by Diahann Carroll for three seasons on the original series, this Dominique Devereaux is Blake’s self-made half-sister who returns to Atlanta after several years in New York trying to become famous. Her arrival at the manor shakes up the lives of not only Blake and the rest of the Carringtons, but of her children Jeff and Monica. The latter, in particular, has made no secret this season of how she wants nothing to do with her mother after the way she and her brother were abandoned.
In addition to her role on the OWN drama, Michele’s television credits include Star, MacGyver, and Gossip Girl.
Dynasty airs Fridays at 8:00 on The CW.