Cidre approached to write Dallas remake

Cynthia Cidre, creator of Cane, has been approached by TNT to write the proposed remake of Dallas – the iconic 1980s supersoap.

DallasCynthia Cidre has reportedly been approached by TNT to pen their proposed remake of Dallas, the iconic 1980s super-soap. Reports surfaced two months ago that a revival or remake of Dallas was in the pipeline after years of a film version being stuck in development hell. The original idea was to have a revival of the series following the son’s of JR Ewing and Bobby Ewing but TNT are now reportedly considering remaking the series and are waiting to see what Cidre comes up with.

Original actors Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray were approached about reprising their iconic roles but as yet there’s been no further discussion on such a possibility. The trio have reprised their roles a number of times since the series ended in 1991 for the reunion movies that were produced in the 1990’s. Dallas originally ran between 1978 and 1991 and spawned successful spin-off series Knots Landing which came to a close in 1993. The series produced the famous ‘Who Shot JR’ storyline which has since been copied by soaps such as EastEnders and Hollyoaks. 

Cynthia Cidre created and was executive producer on the Latino drama series Cane and also penned the feature Mambo Kings.