|Larry Hagman and Linda Gray|
So Dallas is coming back after all these years. It will return to the screen in the summer of 2012 on the TNT cable network. Filming began in Texas in April and the pilot episode will be aired this autumn. 79-year-old Larry Hagman will reprise his role as the dastardly oilman J.R. Ewing. Patrick Duffy, 62, will return as J.R.’s younger brother, Bobby Ewing, and Linda Gray will be back as Sue Ellen, J.R.’s alcoholic former wife.
Linda Gray, now 70, credits her Dallas storyline for making it easier to discuss the issues associated with alcohol abuse. Linda told the British Weekend magazine: “Nowadays , if you have a problem with alcohol, it’s easier to get help, but then it was like you had leprosy and people would say to me, ‘Because of Sue Ellen, I went to Alcoholics Anonymous.’ It felt good that we were helping in some way.”
Brenda Strong has been cast as Ann Ewing, Bobby's new wife. Brenda is yet another former member of the cast of Desperate Housewives. She portrayed Mary Alice Young on the show.
The new cast of Dallas
To watch a video preview of the new Dallas, click on the link below.