Dallas – The Ewing family
Dallas – The Ewing family pose for a photo on the set of the Southfork House dining room ©2012 Turner Entertainment, Photo by Skip Bolen

Pictured above: Dallas – The Ewing family pose for a photo on the set of the Southfork House dining room ©2012 Turner Entertainment, Photo by Skip Bolen

It has been announced that Dallas (2012) Season 2 has started production.

Dallas (2012) was both a ratings success and a critical success. As a result a second season was commissioned which all of the main cast from the first season.

Here is the official release about the start of production on the second season. It contains some interesting teasers for the first of the thirteen episodes.

Dallas (2012) Season 2 – Official information

Dallas (2012), 1.02 - Larry Hagman
Dallas (2012), 1.02 – JR Ewing (Larry Hagman) ©2012 Turner Entertainment, Photo by Zade Rosenthal

TNT’s Dallas starts production on second season
October 3, 2012 Kevin Little 12:55 PM ET
#1 New Drama with Key Demos Returns Jan. 28, 2013

A whole new wave of back-stabbing, plot-scheming, black-mailing fun is about to sweep over Texas now that TNT‘s hit drama Dallas has started up production on its second season. The Warner Horizon Television-produced drama burst onto the scene this past summer, averaging 5.3 million viewers in its first season and ranking as cable’s #1 new drama for the year-to-date with key adult demos. Dallas also ranks third behind TNT’s Major Crimes and Perception among the year’s top new cable dramas with total viewers. The 15-episode second season is set to launch on Monday, Jan. 28 at 9:00 p.m.

TNT’s Dallas centers on the Ewing clan, an enormously wealthy Texas family whose sibling rivalries, romantic betrayals, corruption and even murder are truly legendary. The exciting drama brings back three iconic stars from the original Dallas: Patrick Duffy as Bobby Ewing, Linda Gray as Sue Ellen Ewing and Larry Hagman as JR Ewing.

They are joined by the next generation of Ewings, who take ambition and deception to a new level. Josh Henderson is John Ross, the son of JR and Sue Ellen Ewing, while Jesse Metcalfe is Christopher, Bobby’s adopted son. Jordana Brewster also stars as Elena Ramos, John Ross’ girlfriend and Christopher’s former fiancée, while Julie Gonzalo is Rebecca Sutter, Christopher’s wife.

In addition, Brenda Strong stars as Bobby’s wife, Ann. The second season will also feature Mitch Pileggi as Harrison Ryaland, Ann’s scheming ex-husband.

In the second season of Dallas, Sue Ellen’s run for governor will be threatened by the secret that she bribed a medical examiner to help get John Ross off the hook for murder. Ryland will come to Ann claiming to have news about her daughter. Christopher will head to Des Moines to find the real Becky Sutter, while the woman he married will start to show her true colors as Cliff Barnes’ daughter. And JR will team up with John Ross to take over Sue Ellen’s loan to Elena and, in turn, gain total control over Christopher and John Ross’ new startup company, Ewing Energies. And that’s in just the first episode…

Shot on location in the title city, Dallas comes to TNT from Warner Horizon Television, with writer Cynthia Cidre and Michael M. Robin serving as executive producers. TNT’s Dallas is based upon the series created by David Jacobs.

Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online