US actor Larry Hagman is to appear in a TV remake of classic 1980s soap opera Dallas, it has been announced.
The 79-year-old will reprise his role as oil baron JR Ewing in the new pilot, to be made by US network TNT.
Original stars Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray will also return to play Bobby and Sue Ellen Ewing respectively.
The new show will focus on the Ewing offspring – John Ross and Christopher Ewing – as they clash over the future of the family dynasty.
Desperate Housewives star Josh Henderson will play John Ross, played by child actor Tyler Banks in the original.
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