Jesse Metcalfe is one of the new cast members in the newly revamped version of the 1980′s soap opera, which also features former stars Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray, with Larry Hagman reprising his role as JR Ewing.
The Dallas cast gathered in London for the UK launch of the series about the struggles of the oil-rich Ewing clan, which will air on Channel 5 next month.
Jesse, who found fame as hunky gardener John Rowland in Desperate Housewives, said the popularity of his former show influenced the decision to bring Dallas back to the screen.
He said: “I think Desperate Housewives definitely took its cue from the original Dallas. There’s no doubt about that. But I think that Desperate Housewives in some respects is responsible for reopening the door for more scripted drama and more night-time soap operas.”
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