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article imageUS actor Larry Hagman to return in new Dallas TV series

By Leo Reyes     Feb 5, 2011 in Entertainment
US actor Larry Hagman, who became popular in a long-running TV series "Dallas" for his leading role as JR Ewing, will return to television's classic soap opera.
Hagman, who is now 79 years old will lead the cast as oil baron JR Ewing for a pilot show of the updated version of the soap opera which will be made by TNT.
Original stars Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray will also return to play Bobby and Sue Ellen Ewing respectively.
The new show will focus on the Ewing offspring - John Ross and Christopher Ewing - as they clash over the future of the family dynasty.
Reality TV World reports: "The original 'Dallas' ran from 1978 to 1991 and followed the Ewing family of Southfork. The modern story of 'Dallas' focuses on the Ewing offspring -- J.R. Ewing's son, John Ross, and the adopted son of Bobby and Pam Ewing, Christopher -- as they clash over the future of the family dynasty," the cable network said in a news release Tuesday.
New characters include Jordana Brewster and Josh Henderson.
Hagman, Duffy and Gray will reprise their roles of J.R., Bobby and Sue Ellen from the original series, while Brewster will play Elena, who is involved in a love triangle with Christopher and John Ross.
Since leaving Dallas, Hagman has starred in a number of feature-films, most notably the 1998 political drama 'Primary Colours'. The film's lead, JOHN TRAVOLTA, was rumoured to play 'JR Ewing' in a movie adaptation of 'Dallas' but the project never came to fruition.
TNT has not confirmed when production will commence.
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