- Parent Category: News
- Category: Location News
- Published on Tuesday, 13 March 2012 13:43
- Written by Frank and Margie Barron
The classic TV show “Dallas” is returning this summer as an entirely new series on TNT. Not a remake or reboot, the show continues the story of the Ewing dynasty and will use the famous Southfork, Texas location as well as familiar faces from the original series, including Larry Hagman, Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy. Executive Producers Michael Robin and Cynthia Cidre feel that it’s important to shoot the epic-sized “Dallas” on the original show’s locations. “Filming started with Linda arriving on the set and announcing, ‘Here’s how we do ‘Dallas’: We have a good time; we know our lines; we nail our work, and we really enjoyed each other,’” reports Robin. “And that [energy] spread out from the actors and crew. All the directors that have cycled through on the episodes keep saying, ‘This is the best experience I have ever had.’ It’s amazing how much fun it is to be shooting in Texas. It’s been a remarkable work experience, because everyone is giving more and more of themselves every chance they get. It’s fun to watch that and see it find its way into the film.” Tourists still visit the famed Southfork Ranch near Plano, Texas when it’s not used for productions. Among the props visitors get to see are Lucy’s wedding dress, Jock Ewing’s Lincoln Continental and the gun that shot J.R.