Primetime diva Nicollette Sheridan is exiting from Dynasty. The actress, who plays the role of Alexis Carrington on The CW reboot, is leaving the role due to personal reasons, according to TVLine. The CW and CBS Television Studios released a statement saying,
Nicollette Sheridan will be leaving Dynasty in order to focus on some personal family responsibilities. She was a valuable asset to the show and we wish her continued success in the future.
Shortly after the news broke, Sheridan released a statement where she said,
Working on the Dynasty reboot and reprising the iconic role of Alexis has been thoroughly enjoyable, but the chance to spend precious time with my terminally ill mother is more important to me right now. I am profoundly grateful to Mark Pedowitz (The CW) and David Stapf (CBS) for graciously allowing me to return to Los Angeles to be with her, and I wish them and everyone associated with the show nothing but continued success. I am hopeful that my fans will embrace my successor with as much passion as they embraced me.
This comes after series regulars, Nathalie Kelley (as the original Krystle) and James Mackay (as Steven), both left the series.
Sheridan will make her final appearance as Alexis in March and, per an insider, the role may be recast.
Dynasty airs Fridays at 8 P.M. Eastern time on The CW.