New ‘Dallas’ Trailer Fueled by Oil, Greed and Old Rivalries

TNT has released a trailer for its new series, Dallas, a sequel of sorts to the classic drama that ran from 1978 to 1991. The upcoming show follows the original’s antiheroes, brothers J.R. Ewing (Larry Hagman) and Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy), and their respective sons John Ross (Josh Henderson) and Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe). As money and oil continues to drive the already heavily fissured family apart, the primary focus will be on the younger Ewings, who are destined to tread the line of brotherly love and vicious, greed-induced enmity as their fathers did before them.

The trailer below offers snippets from the new series, as well as some words on reviving the spirit of the Ewing family from a few of the stars. Dallas also introduces new characters like Elena Ramos, played by Jordana Brewster (of the Fast and the Furious series), Rebecca Sutter(Julie Gonzalo), and Bobby’s new wife Ann Ewing (Brenda Strong). Other returning Dallas vets include Linda Gray and Steve Kanaly.

Dallas will premiere in the summer of 2012.

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.