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First Look at Updated Version of 'Dallas'

July 12, 2011 (9:18 am) GMT
Serving as a continuation to the 1980s drama, the TNT series will focus on J.R. Ewing's son John Ross and Bobby's adopted son Christopher.

TNT is reviving "" and has released the first promo for its new show. The drama series is not a reboot, but rather serves as a continuation to the the 1980s prime time soap opera which featured Larry Hagman as greedy, scheming oil baron J. R. Ewing.

The updated version will now focus on his son, John Ross Ewing III, and Christopher Ewing, the adopted son of Bobby Ewing. Portrayed by and , the two young men will carry on their families' rivalries.

Hagman returns to reprise his role, reuniting with fellow cast mates Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray. Also among the cast ensemble are the likes of , and .

"Dallas" will premiere in summer 2012 on TNT. Michael M. Robin directs the pilot and will also executive produce the series.



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