Dynasty has decided to bring one of the most iconic and popular characters to the canvas. Dominique Deveraux will finally arrive.
From the moment that the reboot of the iconic soap opera hit The CW in 2017, fans have been clamoring for the character, portrayed infamously by Diahann Carroll from 1984-1987.
Deveraux commonly appears on all-time favorite television characters lists, and the character was a part of the most scandalous scenes in television history:
Michael Michele, most recently seen as a series regular for a season on Star, and most known for her roles on ER and Homicide: Life on the Street will play the character. She will begin appearing toward the end of the second season with a possibility that she'll become a series regular in Season 3.
In the reboot, Deveraux is the mother of Jeff (Sam Adegoke) and Monica Colby (Wakeema Hollis) and the half-sister of Blake Carrington (Grant Show). It is a play on the original storyline of Dominique being Blake's half-sister, but in this iteration, as the Colby family is race-bent, she married Cecil Colby, and her children are Jeff and Monica. She was not referred to as Dominique, but as "Millie," and their father, Thomas Carrington, only knew her paternity. Because of this, series lead Fallon Carrington, portrayed by Elizabeth Gilles, unknowingly slept with her first cousin, Jeff.
Dominique's current character's description reads: “fabulously elegant, self-made woman, known for her outrageous fashion sense and penchant for drama. Dominique will return to Atlanta after a long stint in New York City where she spent the past several years seeking fame and adulation… to no avail. Now Dominique is home to reconnect with her estranged children, but does she really want to be part of their lives, or will she just disappoint them all over again? And what will the Carringtons have to say about her sudden, mysterious return?”
The character's introduction and Michele's casting comes as the series has had high-profile exits (including Nicolette Sheridan as Alexis Carrington), so introducing the character is likely a move to bring new life (and attention) to the show. Despite never being a huge rating player, the series was recently renewed for a third season, which is mostly due to a mega-deal that The CW has for several of its shows at Netflix.
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