It’s Official – New ‘Dallas’ TV series Will Be Shot In Dallas

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Are you ready for another round of the Ewing’s? Back in the day, if you said “Dallas” to people anywhere in the world, they would ask you if you knew J.R. Ewing and the family.

The Ewing clan is back and the city of Dallas has been selected as the location to shoot the all-new TNT series.

Officials with the Dallas Film Commission say shooting the television series locally will be a financial boom for the city, with new jobs created and increased tourism. Janice Burklund with the Dallas Film Commission says the announcement helps the city with efforts to get big film projects.

“We had to have ‘Dallas’ here or it’s really hard to argue why, if they don’t shoot ‘Dallas’ here, would you shoot anything else,” said Burklund. “We’ve had a pretty good run here. We had three television series this last season and there’s some others we’re talking to as well.”

The city is spending more than $200,000 to make improvements to a warehouse that will be used as studio space.

TNT has ordered 10 episodes of the show that will start airing next summer.

While the second-generation Dallas will feature a host of new stars in familiar roles, original cast members Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray and Larry Hagman will also be on the series.

The original Dallas aired from 1978 to 1991.

Fans seemed to be excited about the return of the show. Nearly three-quarters of a million people surveyed in a new Access Hollywood poll say they’re looking forward to going back to Southfork.

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  1. Kirkfart says:

    “The city is spending more than $200,000 to make improvements to a warehouse that will be used as studio space.”

    What about the Studios of Las Colinas and some of the production businesses there? I guess they’re still waiting by the phone. Poor saps.

  2. Joe Hardin Brown says:

    Kirkfart?🙂

  3. Gigi says:

    I think you mean financial ‘boon’

  4. txtyshn says:

    It’s Ewings not Ewing’s in the first sentence. Does no one proof these things?

  5. Bobby Ewing says:

    Based off of the 1st trailer, this series has the potential to out do the original as long as they stay serious and away from the campy attitude they all had in the last season. JR Ewing will definitely carry this show. Some more pictures and video clips added here http://www.jlaforums.com/viewtopic.php?p=107440002

  6. Production Guy says:

    It’s amazing that a show named DALLAS, supposedly set in DALLAS, was about to be shot outside Texas. From a person in the industry, I’ve got to say that if Texas wants to get serious about attracting the film business to the state, they need to offer better incentives to film here. Take a lesson from our neighbor to the east, Louisiana – they have way more things shot over there than here in Texas, and they’re reaping the financial rewards as such.

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