Dynasty fans — both old and new– can finally rejoice. Michael Michele has been cast to play Dominique Deveraux on the popular CW reboot of the legendary primetime soap opera.
The veteran actress, most recently seen on Fox’s Star, has been tapped for the iconic role Diahann Carroll portrayed during the original 1980s series.
Michele, known for her starring roles in ER and Homicide: Life on the Street, has a recurring on OWN’s Queen Sugar. Some of us remember her for her role as Selina in the 1991 hood classic New Jack City opposite an upstart Wesley Snipes. The Evansville, Indiana native also starred How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days.
The matriarch of the Colby family and half-sister of Blake Carrington, Deveraux shook up the scene with high fashion and a keen knack for drama. During her star turn on the Aaron Spelling-created show, Carroll — already a groundbreaker in television — regaled in the distinction of being “the first Black b–ch on television” with the naughty role.
According to Deadline, the character will be introduced at the end of the current season 2 as a recurring role, with the possibility of becoming a series regular in season 3.
As far as storyline goes: “Dominique will return to Atlanta after a long stint in New York City where she spent the past several years seeking fame and adulation…to no avail. Now Dominique is home to reconnect with her estranged children.”
The new Dynasty, which premiered in 2017, has charted new territory with its diverse cast and creative talent. Sam Odegoke and Wakeema Hollis portray Jeff and Monica Colby, respectively, and Hit The Floor hottie Robert Christopher Riley plays a major hand in the show. Empire actor Rafael de la Fuente stars in the “Sammy Jo” role while fellow Latinx actors Nathalie Kelley and Ana Brenda Contreras have left their marks in the Cristal roles.