Having a story that spans two generations and a cast that mixes veteran actors with young talents, "Dallas" makes people wonder what type of audience it is aiming for. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter before the show's premiere, Brenda Strong who portrays Bobby Ewing's wife Ann Ryland thinks the drama series may appeal to viewers with a wide range of age.
"It's an intergenerational family pleasure," so the 52-year-old actress claims. Her co-star Julie Gonzalo agrees with her as gushing, "I think it's a show that is for anyone audience. Whether you're just looking for some guilty pleasure or to continue the idea of this family and just be more involved with, 'Oh what are they up to now?' At any age, I think there's something for every single audience."
The young actress, who is cast as Rebecca Sutter Ewing, supports her argument by sharing, "I was just told there was somebody, they watched the press kit with the episodes they were watching with their 20-year-old daughter and their 80-year-old mother. They were all hooked for all different reasons, and they all wanted to watch."
Talking about her character who is also Christopher Ewing's wife, Gonzalo claims, "She's just very much in love with Christopher." She further describes Rebecca as "a very, very, very smart, witty girl" before adding, "There's definitely a few things here and there she'll soon reveal."
A continuation of the original series of the same name that aired on CBS from 1978 to 1991, the new "Dallas" will debut with a two-hour episode on Wednesday, June 13 at 9/8c on TNT. The story follows J.R.'s son John Ross Ewing III (Josh Henderson) and Bobby's adopted son Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe).
Now grown, John has become almost a carbon copy of his father, bent on oil, money and greed. Christopher, meanwhile, has become a lot like Bobby, in that he is more interested in the upkeep of Southfork Ranch.
Patrick Duffy and Larry Hagman reprise their role as Bobby and J.R. respectively, joined by other returning stars such as Linda Gray, Charlene Tilton and Ray Krebbs.