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The CW's Dynasty Reboot Gets Soapy First Trailer

Get ready for some dramatic slaps and hair pulling in The CW's Dynasty reboot. The first trailer for the soapy series is all about family drama, power, and, of course, lots and lots of money.

"Welcome to the one percent of the one percent," the trailer teases, first introducing us to Fallon Carrington (Elizabeth Gillies), a beautiful, charismatic young woman poised to become the new COO of her father's company. Fallon has quite a few secrets, including a relationship with her chauffeur Culhane (Robert Christopher Riley), but she's cutthroat and she knows what she wants– power.

Her plans, though, are interrupted when she and her brother Steven (James Mackay) walk in on their father Blake (Grant Show) making out with the mysterious Cristal (Nathalie Kelley), who he introduces as his new fiancee. Fallon immediately strikes up a rivalry with Cristal, calling her a "gold digger" and noting that, while wives come and go, family dynasties flow through blood. 

Fallon enlists her father's biggest rival Jeff (Sam Adegoke) to try and take Cristal down, uncovering her dark past which includes her kissing a mysterious man in a car. "Whatever you found, I can explain," Cristal promises her fiancee, and it appears she is right, as their relationship quickly rebounds and the two decide to plan a quickie wedding. "More like an ambush," Fallon calls it.

Things get even worse when Cristal reveals that Blake has given her the COO position which Fallon craved, immediately leading the two to start ripping into each other– verbally and physically. "Face it, this is war," Fallon says. The situation is complicated even further when it's revealed that Steven has hooked up with Cristal's nephew Sammy Jo (Rafael de la Fuente), who seems to know some secrets about Cristal that Fallon would be desperate to find out (and who appears to be in need of cash). 

The Dynasty reboot comes from Gossip Girl and The O.C.'s Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, with Esther and Richard Shapiro, the creators of the original Dynasty, attached as executive producers. Alan Dale also stars in the series, which will be paired with Riverdale on Wednesday nights come fall. While we wait, see some TV show opening sequences that were way better than the actual series.