Dynasty Season 5: The CW’s reboot of “Dynasty” has presented the network with some impressive streaming figures. While the glossy soap is known for finishing last in live and same-day ratings (the show’s third season recorded a ratings low of 0.1 in 2021, according to Variety), “Dynasty” is actually a massive worldwide and streaming smash (per By the Numbers).
Because The CW owns the show and licences it to streaming companies like Netflix around the world, the network can afford to keep it running. Essentially, the show is a modern-day blockbuster, although its mothership series, which aired on ABC, was more of a cultural phenomenon and ratings hit in the 1980s (via ClassicTVHits.com).
With all of those overseas streamers, it’s a no-brainer that “Dynasty” has been extended for a fifth season (via Deadline). The Carringtons and Colbys will survive to see another day, but what will those days hold for them? When are you going to be able to see it? And who will appear in “Dynasty’s” fifth season? Here’s all we know about Season 5 thus far.
When Will the Fifth Season of Dynasty Be Released?
The topic of when Season 5 of “Dynasty” will begin is a little more tricky because, technically, it has already begun. On December 20, two new season episodes – “Let’s Start Over Again” and “That Holiday Spirit” – were released, providing fans with some closure to the Season 4 cliffhangers.
Those episodes, however, were only a taster for the rest of the season. So, when will you be able to see the rest of them?
Season 5 of “Dynasty” will return on March 11, 2022, according to Netflix Life. The series will run on The CW, and fresh episodes are planned to be released on Netflix around a week following their first broadcast.
As with previous seasons of “Dynasty,” there will be a total of 22 episodes (although, with two already in the can, that means just 20 are left in the season).
If the rest of Season 5’s debut seems out of reach, you can always go back and watch the first two episodes to tide you over.
Who Will Appear in Dynasty’s Fifth Season?
First, the good news: “Dynasty” on The CW looks to have broken its Cristal curse. After four seasons with three different actresses playing Blake Carrington’s (Grant Show) young wife and Alexis Carrington’s (Elaine Hendrix) competitor, it looks that the sitcom has finally found the proper replacement. Daniella Alonso, who took over the role in Seasons 3 and 4, will reportedly return for Season 5.
The rest of the regular cast, which includes Show as Blake, Hendrix as Alexis, Elizabeth Gillies as Blake’s scheming daughter Fallon, Sam Underwood as Adam Carrington, Blake and Alexis’ son, Rafael de la Fuente as Sam Jones, Geovanni Gopradi as Roberto Flores, Sam Adegoke as Jeff Colby, Robert Christopher Riley as Michael Culhane, Fallon’s chauffeur and on-again, off-again lover, Michael Michele as
Eliza Bennett, who appeared as Amanda Carrington in a few episodes of Season 4, will join them as a regular in Season 5. (via Deadline). Amanda, the daughter of Blake and Alexis, was reared in Europe and becomes Fallon’s friend.
What Will the Fifth Season of Dynasty Be About?
Spoilers for the episodes “Let’s Start Over Again” and “That Holiday Spirit” are included.
The Carringtons face a lot of turbulence in the Season 4 finale of “Dynasty.” Fallon gets shot after a fight with Eva (Kara Royster), her assistant, who spends the whole of the season trying to separate Liam and Fallon.
As the show faded to black, fans were left wondering if she was still alive.
All of this happens smack in the middle of a gala in support of Blake’s political aspirations, and it’s a total disaster for the majority of the show’s characters. Alexis is jailed for murder, unintentionally taking the fall for Adam, who murders Dr. Larson in retaliation for blackmailing him.
Jeff’s fall into insanity continues when he attempts to murder Brady Lloyd (Randy J. Goodwin), only to be persuaded out of it by Culhane.
On top of it, a third guy arrives at the event with a gun – Cristal’s brother Roberto — who is seeking vengeance on her for taking their family business from beneath him. However, following Fallon’s shooting, Roberto fails to discharge his handgun.
Although the two Christmas episodes provided some answers to the concerns left by Season 4 — Fallon survived her shot, Alexis is in jail — there is still so much more repercussions to be explored in the rest of “Dynasty” Season 5. Fans will have to stay tuned in to watch how it all plays out.