Nicollette Sheridan, better known for her role as Edie Britt in Desperate Housewives, has been cast in the iconic role as the new Alexis Carrington in the reboot of Dynasty on Netflix.
The CW network showing the recently started Dynasty, a reboot of the hit 1980's glitzy drama series from Aaron Spelling, announced that Nicollette Sheridan will be joining the new show in the role originally made famous by Joan Collins.
Outside of America Netflix holds the show's international rights.
As in the original version, Nicollette Sheridan as the ever-scheming Alexis, will return unexpectedly to create chaos and turmoil in the lives of Blake (Grant Show), Cristal (Nathalie Kelley) and the rest of the Carrington clan.
Alexis is the first wife of Blake and the mother of both Fallon (Elizabeth Gillies) and Steven (James Mackay).
In a one sentence statement, the show says Alexis "will return unexpectedly to their world, challenging Blake’s marriage to Cristal, seeking to reunite with her children, and fighting to claim what is hers".
It is Nicollette Sheridan's first TV role since her contentious axing from Desperate Housewives and her lawsuit against the show and ABC Studios.
In the original series Alexis - then still shrouded in mystery and hidden under a big-rimmed hat - made her first appearance in the first season finale of Dynasty when she dramatically strutted into court.
In the new version, produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Fake Empire, Nicollette Sheridan will start filming in early-2018, with the Alexis character who will be making her first appearance during the last few episodes of the first season.