Dallas Showrunners Begin Working on J.R. Ewing’s Endgame

As the pop culture world mourns the loss of Larry Hagman, producers of TNT's hit Dallas reboot are set to begin scripting a proper finale for his unforgettable, supervillain J.R. Ewing. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hagman filmed six of Seasn 2's 15 episodes, set to premiere Jan. 28.

While there is no word on how Hagman's passing will impact production for the remainder of the season, it reportedly won't alter the premiere's schedule. Said Cynthia Cidre and Michael M. Robin in a joint statement:

"Larry Hagman was a giant, a larger-than-life personality whose iconic performance as J.R. Ewing will endure as one of the most indelible in entertainment history," the statement said. "He truly loved portraying this globally recognized character, and he leaves a legacy of entertainment, generosity and grace. Everyone at Warner Bros. and in the Dallas family is deeply saddened by Larry's passing, and our thoughts are with his family and dear friends during this difficult time."


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    Daniel St. John

    I would guess the Cliff Barnes’ role will likely be beefed up since the show is going to have an older villain void.
    I think a good idea would be to bring Gary on full-time with one of his and Val’s twins in tow and have Gary (who would be married to another manipulative Abby type now) want to take a bigger role in Ewing Oil to secure his children’s stake. That way the sibling rivalry can continue with a bit of a twist since Gary has a bad habit of getting in over his head and having his actions result in unexpected consequences.

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