With the success of TNT’s reboot of “Dallas,” it appears those involved with other ’80s primetime soaps are looking to get in on the trend.
Original star William Moses, who portrayed Cole Bioberti, says, “There’s not much I can say, for reasons that go beyond myself. Warner Bros. owns the rights and so it’s a discussion between them and the writers. There is a pitch and an idea germinating that has some traction. The producers contacted me to ask if I’d be interested, and I said yes. Where is goes on the producing side, I don’t know.”
Susan Sullivan, who played Moses’ mom Maggie before moving to such series as “Dharma and Greg” and “Castle,” says that, though her character was killed on the series, she would be involved as a ghost in the mind of the surviving characters.
She tells the publication that the proposed new series would focus on Moses’ character and David Selby‘s Richard Channing, son of Angela (the late Jane Wyman). “David and I speak periodically and are old friends and it would be fascinating for me to work with him again,” Moses says. His character left the series after six season, but he’s keen to revisit the role. “Life was too small for Cole in the vineyards, so he went to Australia to form a new life. Because the character was left open-ended, I would be curious to see what that boy became as a man. I can see him coming back to the valley with a chip on his shoulder.”
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