Sounds like a smart deal for JR.
His death is horrible news for the Dallas remake, he and Bobby and Cliff Barnes are more interesting than their children. He managed to film 6 episodes for the new season.
Very ironic, the character of JR’s father Jock had to be written out when the actor died.
Yeah, I expect they’ll probably have to wrap it up with this coming season. The original “Dallas” could get on without Jim Davis’s Jock (who was actually a decade younger than Hagman when he died), but without J.R., there’s not enough to carry on with. Had Hagman left the show back during the “Who Shot J.R. ?” period, as he was strongly considering, I doubt the original show would’ve lasted more than another season, two tops.
With just Patrick Duffy, it would be a protagonist with no antagonist, and that won’t work. Ken Kercheval (Cliff) looks rather frail himself, he’s only a slight bit younger than Hagman. With just the younger actors, it’s not particularly any different than some generic drama. Nobody stands out and there’s no central character.
Isn’t it ironic...don’t you think?