The CW cuts ‘Dynasty’ after five seasons

Dynasty -- “A Little Fun Wouldn’t Hurt” -- Image Number: DYN505_0001r -- Pictured (L - R): Grant Show as Blake Carrington -- Photo: The CW -- © 2022 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Dynasty -- “A Little Fun Wouldn’t Hurt” -- Image Number: DYN505_0001r -- Pictured (L - R): Grant Show as Blake Carrington -- Photo: The CW -- © 2022 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Show was shot in metro Atlanta.

The CW has snuffed its soapy drama “Dynasty” after five seasons.

The show is shot in metro Atlanta and was actually co-created by Westminster Schools graduate Sallie Patrick.

Patrick left the show after two seasons as showrunner in 2019.

The reboot of the hugely popular ABC show is set to run 108 episodes. The series is currently in the middle of its fifth season and still has 12 more episodes to go before its series finale.

The original series was fictionally located in Denver, featuring families of energy titans. The new one is set in Atlanta and stars Elizabeth Gillies as Fallon Carrington. In this case, there is a battle among Carrington Atlantic, Morell Green Energy Corp. and the Colby Co. A big star from “Melrose Place” Grant Show plays Blake Carrington, billionaire CEO of Carrington Atlantic, Fallon’s dad.

Two different actresses played Alexis Carrington: Nicollette Sheridan of “Desperate Housewives” fame and Elaine Hendrix.

This series got very low ratings on the CW but survived (as did many others) because of revenues the studios received from international licensing deals and Netflix. The CW is 50/50 owned by CBS Entertainment Group (now part of Paramount Global) and Warner Bros. Entertainment (now part of Warner Bros. Discovery).

But the studios ended the lucrative Netflix deal in 2019 to help lift their new streaming services HBO Max and Paramount+. International deals dried up as well because both studios are trying to keep their content in house, according to Hollywood Reporter.

Losing those two revenue sources made “Dynasty” unprofitable, the story noted.

Both studios are trying to now sell the CW.