Nicollette Sheridan is Leaving ‘Dynasty.’ Will Her Role be Recast?
Fans of Nicollette Sheridan are going to have to kiss her role on Dynasty goodbye as the actress is leaving the show for good.
The CW announced her exit in a statement.
“Nicollette Sheridan will be leaving Dynasty in order to focus on some personal family responsibilities,” the statement read. “She was a valuable asset to the show and we wish her continued success in the future.”
Sheridan had been with the show almost since the very beginning. She had played the role of Alexis Carrington since the first season
Sheridan’s last episode will air in March, according to TVLine. The show has been renewed for a third season already, but it has not been announced whether Sheridan’s role will be recast or just killed off completely.
The show is no stranger to having cast members leave unexpectedly,
James Mackay and Nathalie Kelley both left the show last year.
Kelley announced that she was leaving Dynasty before season 1 even ended.
“I haven’t read anything for season 2,” Kelley told E! News at the time. “I know that I end up with a gunshot wound and in a fire at the end of season 1 and I know that I won’t be filming season 2. So I don’t know what that will mean for Crystal’s storyline.”
She was then replaced in the second season by Ana Brenda Contreras.
Sheridan’s other show exits
This isn’t the first time that Sheridan has exited a show before it ended. The last time she left like this was in 2009.
Her departure from Desperate Housewives was a bit messier, though.
She claims that her character on the show, Edie Britt, was killed
“I was the victim of assault and battery on the set of Desperate Housewives by the creator of the show, my boss,” Sheridan told Entertainment Weekly. “I reported him and was retaliated against for doing so and fired. That is against the law.”
After being kicked off of the show, she filed a lawsuit against Cherry, as well as ABC, and the show’s production studio Touchstone Pictures.
“I was vilified for standing up for my rights, not only as a woman but as a human being,” she continued. “And I was punished for it. But that wasn’t going to stop me because I had to get my dignity back, and if I’d let it slide, I couldn’t have looked myself in the mirror.”
A judge threw out the case in 2017, but Sheridan initially planned to appeal the decision.
Cherry’s team is maintaining his innocence in the whole thing.
“Nicolette Sheridan was not a victim at the hands of Marc Cherry — a court has already ruled to that effect after hearing the testimony of multiple witnesses,” a statement from Cherry’s team released to Entertainment Weekly read. “We are disappointed that the judicial determination continues to be ignored.”
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