Dynasty Casts Elaine Hendrix as New Alexis Carrington

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There is no Dynasty without Alexis Carrington stirring the pot. 

According to Deadline, Elaine Hendrix will be the third actress to take on the role on The CW's reboot. 

The Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll actress will take on the role during Dynasty Season 3, which premiered earlier this month. 

Elaine Hendrix Poses

She is taking over the role vacated by Desperate Housewives actress Nicollette Sheridan when she departed the series last season. 

In order to give the character of Alexis a reason to be off-screen, Elizabeth Gillies, who also portrays Fallon Carrington played the role for a few episodes. 

Related: Dynasty: Nicollette Sheridan Quits

Thankfully, it seems like this new iteration of Alexis will be sticking around since Hendrix is on board as a series regular. 

Joan Collins first portrayed the role in the original Dynasty, but these new takes on the character have not been entirely popular with fans of the series. 

Elaine Hendrix Attends Event

Whether that will change with the casting of Hendrix, we don't know, but Alexis will be back in Atlanta to settle some old scores, and that could prove problematic for any of the returning characters. 

Since launching in 2017, this reboot has been plagued by some big casting changes. Nathalie Kelley played Cristal on Dynasty Season 1, but her character was killed off. 

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On Dynasty Season 2, Ana Brenda Contreras debuted as a new iteration of the character, but she departed that same season. 

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Dynasty Season 3 introduced Daniella Alonso in the role, but given that there's been a new person playing Cristal every season, there's no telling what they have planned for a potential fourth season. 

Hendrix is probably most well-known for her role in The Parent Trap, but the actress recently wrapped production on Paramount and Spectrum's TV series Paradise Lost. 

What are your thoughts on this news? Are you happy that a new Alexis is in town?

Hit the comments below. 

Elaine Hendrix Poses at Event

Remember, you can watch Dynasty online right here via TV Fanatic. 

Dynasty airs Fridays at 9/8c on CW. 

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