The CW confirmed today that Nicollette Sheridan (“Desperate Housewives,” “Knots Landing”) has been cast as Alexis Carrington in the network’s current reboot of the hit drama “Dynasty”. Alexis Carrington is the first wife of Blake Carrington and mother to Fallon and Steven. The CW teased the character’s addition adding, “She 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.”

The show has been a consistent hit on the network since its launch earlier this year, fans can watch “Dynasty” on Wednesdays, 9:00-10:00pm ET/PT on The CW.

If you haven’t given the show a test-run yet, it’s a pretty great reboot of the soapish original. The show is a modern re-imagining of the primetime soap, centering on the powerful Carrington family as they defend their throne against the Colbys, new rivals and threats, and even each other. The new version stars Elizabeth Gillies (“Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll”), Nathalie Kelley (“UnReal,” “The Vampire Diaries”), James Mackay (“The Leftovers”), Sam Adegoke (“Murder in the First”), Robert Christopher Riley (“Hit the Floor”) and Rafael de la Fuente (“Empire”), with Alan Dale (“The O.C.”), and Grant Show (“Melrose Place”).

The series is from CBS Television Studios in association with Fake Empire, with executive producers Josh Schwartz (“Gossip Girl”), Stephanie Savage (“Gossip Girl”), Sallie Patrick (“Revenge”), Esther and Richard Shapiro (the creators of the original “Dynasty”) and Brad Silberling (“Jane The Virgin”).

Fans of Elizabeth Gillies can see her in a new comedy coming out in 2018 called “Arizona,” the film was directed by Jonathan Watson and also features Kaitlin Olson, and Danny McBride. Nathalie Kelley will be featured in the actioner “In Like Flynn,” alongside Thomas Cocquerel, Corey Large, and William Moseley. That film was directed by Russell Mulcahy, and is based on the original novel by Errol Flynn.