In September 2016, it was announced that a reboot of the 1980s prime time soap opera Dynasty was in development at The CW, co-written by Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, and Sallie Patrick. Richard and Esther Shapiro, creators of the original series, were attached as producers. The pilot was filmed in Atlanta, Georgia.
Nathalie Kelley was cast as Cristal in January 2017, followed by Elizabeth Gillies as Fallon, Sam Adegoke as playboy Jeff Colby, and Robert Christopher Riley as Blake's chauffeur Michael Culhane in February. Next cast were Grant Show as Fallon's father Blake Carrington, and Rafael de La Fuente as Sam Jones, a gay male version of the original series' Sammy Jo Carrington, in March. Other cast members include James Mackay as Fallon's gay brother Steven, Alan Dale as Carrington majordomo Joseph Anders, Brianna Brown as Claudia Blaisdel, and Wakeema Hollis as Jeff's sister Monique Colby.