The Cast, Crew & Fans Are Passionate About The 'Dallas' Redo

February 4th, 2012 8:00am EST

Dallas Whatever you do, don't call the upcoming "Dallas" television series a remake. Rather it's a continuation of the original series, which aired from 1978 until 1991. In fact, many fans are calling the 2012 version, which will air this summer, season 15.

Many familiar Ewing faces will be returning to Southfork including J.R. (Larry Hagman), Bobby (Patrick Duffy), Lucy (Charlene Tilton) and Sue Ellen (Linda Gray). They will be joined by a new generation of Ewings and their counterparts, such as Christopher Ewing (Jesse Metcalf), Elena Ramos (Jordana Brewster), Rebecca Sutter (Julie Gonzalo), John Ross Ewing (Josh Henderson) and Ann Ewing (Brenda Strong ).

Colin Hunter, creator of the massively popular fansite, says fans are excited about the relaunch. After 21 years the show will be "picking up the strands that were left hanging." He added, "What's been missing is a really good accessible honest drama that takes the characters seriously, not too seriously, but seriously enough to keep you coming back."

Superfan Josh Eilberg explained, "I think when people rediscover the Ewings, they will rediscover something in themselves that takes them back to a simpler time in their lives, and the younger generations will look beyond being fans of a certain actor and/or actress because they are good looking, and discover a quality show."

Starpulse had the opportunity to tour the set and watch a scene being filmed for the new show. Production designer Richard Berg lovingly called fans such as Colin and Josh "Forkies" in reference to the Southfork ranch where outside shots are filmed. And yes, Southfork is a real place. The non-working ranch is currently a tourist attraction, but the cast and crew spent many days filming scenes there over the last few months.


Fun fact: In 1980 after J.R. Ewing was shot, fans discovered that the ranch from the show was real and flooded to Southfork. The property now has a museum dedicated to the series with props on display.

Fun fact: Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray & Larry Hagman are such good friends, they made a pact not to continue the series unless they all agreed to do so.

Fun fact: Many credit "Dallas" for inventing the television cliffhanger.

A sneak peek of the kitchen from the new series.

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