Dallas (TV series, 2012)

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Television series
German title Dallas
Original title Dallas
Dallas logo 2.jpg
Country of production United States
original language English
Year (s) 2012-2014
Warner Horizon Television
length 42-45 minutes
Episodes 40 in 3 seasons ( list )
genre Drama , soap opera
idea David Jacobs
production Cynthia Cider
Bruce Rasmussen
Michael M. Robin
Ken Topolsky
Bryan J. Raber
music Rob Cairns
First broadcast June 13, 2012 (USA) on TNT
first broadcast
January 27, 2013 on ORF eins

Dallas is an American drama - series and a sequel to the eponymous television series , which in the 1980s -Jahren with great success at the transmitter CBS ran. In addition to many new actors, some from the old series have also been taken over. The broadcast in the USA took place from June 13, 2012 to September 22, 2014 on the cable station TNT .


season 1

The series revolves around Ewing sons John Ross, son of JR and Sue Ellen, and Christopher, adoptive son of Bobby and Pam, who grapple with money, power and intrigue in the Texan oil business.

Christopher would like to switch to alternative energies, while John Ross continues to rely on the "black gold". But the two compete not only on business, but also for the heart of the beautiful Elena Ramos, the daughter of the domestic servant Carmen. Elena is now with John Ross after Christopher left her to go to Asia . He returns to Southfork with his fiancée Rebecca Sutter and marries her. Over time, Christopher realizes that something is wrong with Rebecca. Little does he know, however, that Rebecca and her lover Tommy, whom she introduced to everyone as her brother, originally planned to blackmail Bobby's son. However, during her relationship with Christopher, Rebecca actually falls in love with him.

John Ross and Elena have discovered a huge oil deposit on Southfork. However, Bobby, who owns the ranch, forbids his nephew to drill. The reason for this is his promise to his mother Miss Ellie, who died in 2001, never to allow oil drilling on the family ranch. For this reason, John Ross turns to his father JR, who suffers from depression and is now living in a nursing home. When JR hears about the oil deposit, he blossoms again and plans with his son to snatch the family estate from Bobby. As donors, JR and John Ross get involved with the seedy Venezuelan Vicente Cano, to whom they promise 14% of the oil profit on Southfork and offer him the ranch as security.

Eventually, the impostor Veronica Martinez, who helped JR steal Southfork from Bobby, is murdered. John Ross is suspected of murder, is arrested and ends up in jail. There he is brutally beaten by Vicente Cano's men. Christopher can help him and Cano is arrested for the murder of Veronica.

Tommy finally realizes more and more that Rebecca no longer supports her plan to betray Christopher. When he confronts her with this fact, there is a fight and fights between the two, with Tommy being shot by his ex-accomplice. In the season finale it turns out that Rebecca is actually the daughter of JR's archenemy Cliff Barnes.

season 2

Christopher and John Ross cannot agree on what is best for Ewing Energies' future. Christopher learns that Rebecca's full name is Pamela Rebecca Barnes and that she is Cliff's daughter. Now he intends all the more to emerge victorious from the negotiation for his marriage and tells her that he will do everything to bring her to prison. John Ross continues to harm Christopher and Elena because Elena chose Christopher and not him. He supports Pamela in the fight for custody of the unborn children. To do this, he uses Christopher's secret weapon, the real Rebecca Sutter, who is supposed to testify in court for Pamela. After Tommy's body is found and Frank Ashkani is found to be a murderer, Pamela and Christopher reach a court settlement. She receives shares in Ewing Energies, in return the two share custody and the marriage is annulled. With the help of Sue Ellen, John Ross has also received shares in Ewing Energies, namely Elena's.

Ann learns that her daughter Emma, ​​who disappeared 20 years ago, is alive. Harris blackmailed her with information about her whereabouts. Ann then gives him the tape on which he admits that he had laundered money. Ann meets her daughter Emma, ​​but she doesn't want to know anything about her, whereupon Ann collapses crying. It is later learned that Emma was kidnapped by her grandmother, Judith Brown Ryland, and her father. Emma's last name is now Brown and she lived in London with her grandmother until they returned to Dallas.

After Ann fails another advances to her daughter and she learns that Harris and Judith kidnapped Emma, ​​Ann shoots Harris out of desperation. Ultimately, Ann confesses that she shot Harris. A lawsuit ensues in which Ann is found guilty of attempted murder and given a suspended sentence. At the same time Vicente Cano is released from prison, who wants revenge on the Ewings. There is a showdown in which Vicente Cano is ultimately shot by Drew, Elena's returned brother.

JR tells his family that they are in Abu Dhabi to help his brother Bobby against Harris Ryland. However, JR is found shot dead in Mexico . At first it remains unclear who killed him. However, JR leaves Bobby, Christopher and John Ross with a master plan that should put Harris and Cliff in their place.

A short time later, another accident happened. The Ewings are currently inspecting the drilling platform on which methane is to be extracted in the future, when suddenly an explosive device that Drew had built is detonated. In the hospital, Pamela in particular is at great risk because of her pregnancy. First the all-clear for the baby's condition is given, but Pamela eventually loses both children.

As JR anticipated, Harris and Cliff teamed up to jointly destroy the Ewings.

The Ewings have to pay a $ 1 billion fine because of the explosion that Cliff and Harris commissioned. At the same time, Cliff and Harris ensure that the Ewings can no longer produce oil by pulling the governor on their side. The Ewings can neither pay the loan nor the fine. Christopher therefore tries to have his mother, Pamela Barnes Ewing, pronounced dead in order to receive a third from Barnes Global, Cliff's company.

Drew meanwhile feels guilty about building and installing the bomb on the drilling platform . However, he did not know what it should be used for or against, and that there would be people there. Harris also ensures that Emma, ​​who now lives on the ranch with her mother, ends the relationship between the two. Emma is also addicted to benzodiazepines . However, she pretends to her mother that she no longer needs them and is over it.

Pamela, who is still recovering from the deaths of the babies, is unaware of her father's plans, nor that her father is responsible for the explosion and thus for the death of her children. John Ross visits her several times and eventually teaches her who is really behind the explosion. At first she doesn't believe John Ross and throws him out.

Eventually, Cliff Ewing Energies buys and hints at his daughter. Pamela realizes that John Ross was telling the truth and runs to him. Pamela swears revenge on her father and tries to find evidence against her father with John Ross, with whom she has a relationship now.

Cliff is held responsible for JR's murder after the Ewings set the evidence accordingly. A final letter to Bobby also clarifies who actually murdered JR: JR's private detective and best friend, Bum, shot JR because he was suffering from cancer and only had a few days to live. Bum was supposed to steal the weapon from Cliff, kill him with that weapon and thus frame Cliff for the murder. Harris is arrested for drug trafficking, Emma had obtained the evidence and thus brought Harris down.

Christopher also learned that his mother died of pancreatic cancer more than 20 years ago and Cliff hid it up. After Christopher learned the truth, he will eventually receive a third of the shares in Barnes Global, as stated in his mother's will. John Ross owns another third, because he marries Pamela, who got her aunt Katherine's shares over to Cliff. Thus, the Ewings are the majority owners of Barnes Global and also get Ewing Energies back. JR's master plan worked.

Family trees

Ewing family

Ellie Southworth
Jock Ewing
Margaret Hunter Krebbs
Cally Harper Sue Ellen Shepard
JR Ewing
Vanessa Beaumont
Donna McCullum
Ray Krebbs
Jenna Wade
Bobby Ewing
Pamela Barnes
Kate Whittaker
Gary Ewing
Valene Clements
Justin Harper
John Ross Ewing
Debra Lynn Beaumont
James Beaumont
Margaret Krebbs
Lucas Krebbs
(adopt. From Ray)
Christopher Ewing
Molly Whittaker
Lucy Ewing
Bobby Ewing
Betsy Ewing
Jimmy Beaumont

Although Christopher Ewing is only Bobby's adopted son, he is still the biological cousin of John Ross Ewing, as Christopher is the biological son of Sue Ellen's sister Kristin.

Barnes family

Henry Barnes
Maggie Barnes Monahan
Digger Barnes
Rebecca Blake
Hutch McKinney
Herbert Wentworth
Jimmy Monahan
Tyler Barnes
(died as an infant)
Afton Cooper
Cliff Barnes
Jamie Ewing
Catherine Barnes
(died as an infant)
Ed Haynes
Pamela Barnes
Bobby Ewing
Katherine Wentworth
Pamela Rebecca Barnes
Christopher Ewing (adopted)


The German dubbing is produced under the dialogue direction by Joachim Tennstedt on behalf of Film- & Fernseh-Synchron in Berlin .

Main cast

actor role Main role
Main role
Supporting role
Supporting role
Voice actor
Jesse Metcalfe Christopher Ewing 1-3 1-40 Nicola Devico Mamone
Josh Henderson John Ross Ewing 1-3 1-40 Robin Kahnmeyer
Jordana Brewster Elena Ramos 1-3 1-40 Luise Helm (Season 1–2)
Manja Doering (Season 3)
Julie Gonzalo Pamela Barnes Ewing 1-3 1-40 Marie Bierstedt
Brenda Strong Ann Ewing 1-3 1-40 Andrea Kathrin Loewig
Patrick Duffy Bobby Ewing 1-3 1-40 Hans-Jürgen Dittberner
Linda Gray Sue Ellen Ewing 1-3 1-40 Rita Engelmann
Larry Hagman JR Ewing 1-2 1-17 Wolfgang Pampel
Mitch Pileggi Harris Ryland 2-3 11-40 1 5-10 Roland Hemmo
Emma Bell Emma Ryland 2-3 11-40 Maria Koschny
Kuno Becker Drew Ramos 2 13-24 3 29-35 Gerrit Schmidt-Foss
Juan Pablo Di Pace Nicolas Treviño 3 26-40 Marcel Collé

Supporting cast

actor role Supporting role
Supporting role
Voice actor
Marlene Forte Carmen Ramos 1-3 1-37 Iris Artajo
Ken Kercheval Cliff Barnes 1-3 3-37 Victor Deiß
Kevin Page Boom 1-3 4-40 Marco Kroeger
Carlos Bernard Vicente Cano 1-2 3-16 Robin Brosch
Faran Tahir Frank Ashkani 1-2 3-14 Tayfun Bademsoy
Glenn Morshower Lou Rosen 1-2 5-16 Kaspar Eichel
Alex McKenna Becky Sutter 1-2 10-13 Esra Vural
Callard Harris Tommy Sutter 1 1-10 Tim Knauer
Leonor Varela Veronica Martinez 1 1-7 Sonja Spuhl
Richard Dillard Mitch Lobell 1 1-4 Lutz Riedel
Judith Light Judith Brown Ryland 2-3 12-40 Angelika Bender
Steven Weber Sam McConaughey 2-3 21-30 Marcus Off
Donny Boaz Bo McCabe 2-3 22-35 Dennis Schmidt-Foss
Alex Fernandez Roy Vickers 2 14-25 Matthias Klages (episode 14)
Lutz Schnell (from episode 19)
Lee majors Ken Richards 2 20-24 Uwe Karpa
AnnaLynne McCord Heather 3 26-35 Shandra Schadt
Antonio Jaramillo Luis 3 27-40 Frank Schaff
Jude Demorest Candace Shaw 3 27-33 Maria Hönig
Angelica Celaya Lucia Treviño 3 28-38 Dascha Lehmann
Fran Kranz Hunter McKay 3 31-37 Sebastian Schulz

Guest stars


In 2010 TNT announced that it was working on an offshoot of the series. The pilot episode was finally filmed in 2011 before Dallas received a serial order for an initial ten episodes from TNT on July 8, 2011. Filming of the actual series began on October 17, 2011 and was overshadowed by Larry Hagman's cancer . Filming was finished in January 2012.

The first official trailer followed on July 11, 2011, after an episode of Rizzoli & Isles .

After only four episodes broadcast, the broadcaster TNT ordered a second season on June 29, 2012. Hagman died of cancer while filming this season. Even if the ratings have decreased in the course of the second season compared to the first season, TNT announced the production of a third season with 15 episodes at the end of April 2013.

After the end of the third season, TNT announced in October 2014 that it would not extend the series for a fourth season and thus discontinue it.


In February 2011 Josh Henderson got the lead role of John Ross Ewing . Shortly thereafter, Jesse Metcalfe , Jordana Brewster , Brenda Strong and Julie Gonzalo were also signed to lead roles. Also, Larry Hagman , Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy had shown interest in continuing and got back their old roles. In late October 2011, Mitch Pileggi was signed up for an arc as Harris Ryland . On November 9, 2011, Carlos Bernard was cast for the recurring role of a Venezuelan businessman.

In September 2012, Mitch Pileggi was promoted from supporting actor to leading actor. A few days later, Emma Bell got a lead role in the second season of the series. A short time later, Kuno Becker was hired for the role of Drew Ramos , the brother of Elena Ramos . In October 2013, AnnaLynne McCord and Juan Pablo Di Pace were announced. McCord was signed for the supporting role of Heather in season three , while Di Pace played the leading role of billionaire Nicolas Treviño .


United States

The first season of the series aired between June 13 and August 8, 2012 on TNT . The broadcast of the first season was followed by an average of 4.5 million viewers. The second season was broadcast from January 28 to April 15, 2013. The first eight episodes of the third season were from February 24 to April 14, 2014 on TNT. TNT showed the remaining episodes from August 18 to September 22, 2014.


The ORF announced in June 2012 that it wanted to show the series in 2013 and broadcast the first season from January 27 to March 24, 2013 on the free TV channel ORF eins . The free TV broadcaster ORF Eins broadcast the first six episodes of the second season from April 7 to May 12, 2013. After episode 6, the station stopped the series for unknown reasons.


As it became known on May 15, 2012, the RTL Group has secured the rights to the series. The free TV broadcaster RTL showed the first season from January 29 to March 26, 2013. Although RTL had originally planned to broadcast the second season immediately after the first from April 2, 2013, it was March 2013 announced that the second season will be shown on Super RTL . The reason for this was persistently poor ratings below the broadcaster average. The second season was broadcast by the free TV broadcaster Super RTL from April 8 to July 22, 2013. The third season was from March 1 to June 7, 2017 on the free TV channel Super RTL.

DVD release

United States
  • Season 1 was released on January 8, 2013
  • Season 2 was released on February 11, 2014
  • Season 3 was released on January 13, 2015
United Kingdom
  • Season 1 was released on November 12, 2012
  • Season 2 was released on October 7, 2013
  • Season 1 was released on April 19, 2013
  • Season 2 was released on May 22, 2014
  • Season 3 was released on September 17, 2015

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Amanda Kondolojy: TNT Announces Premiere Dates for 'The Closer', 'Falling Skies', 'Leverage', 'Rizzoli & Isles' 'Franklin & Bash' + Four Brand New Series . TV by the Numbers. March 15, 2012. Retrieved March 15, 2012.
  2. Information on Dallas characters ( Memento of the original from February 7, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / members.chello.at
  3. ^ Dallas (2012) Characters
  4. Dallas. In: synchronkartei.de. German synchronous index , accessed on January 22, 2013 .
  5. Ewing Oil is alive: "Dallas" comeback is becoming more concrete
  6. Confirmed: "Dallas" return in summer 2012
  7. Larry Hagman has cancer, but still plays along
  8. Dallas (2012): Information on the continuation
  9. First trailer published for the new edition
  10. ^ Sara Bible: 'Dallas' Renewed for Second Season by TNT . TV by the Numbers. June 29, 2012. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
  11. ^ Sara Bible: Dallas Renewed for Season 3 by TNT . In: TV by the Numbers . April 30, 2013. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
  12. ^ Nellie Andreeva: 'Dallas' Canceled By TNT After Three Seasons . Deadline.com. October 3, 2014. Retrieved October 4, 2014.
  13. Josh Henderson and Larry Hagman sign
  14. Desperate Housewives - News Mary-Alice moves to Dallas
  15. ^ "Dallas" continuation with Larry Hagman
  16. Dallas: Mitch Pileggi with story arc
  17. Carlos Bernard does business with JR
  18. Ralf Döbele: Dallas: Mitch Pileggi promoted to the main cast . Wishlist. September 8, 2012. Retrieved September 8, 2012.
  19. Thordes Herbst: Dallas: Emma Bell is the new leading actress . Serienjunkies.de . September 12, 2012. Retrieved September 12, 2012.
  20. Bernd Michael Krannich: Dallas: Kuno Becker becomes Elena's angry brother . Serial junkies. October 2, 2012. Retrieved November 4, 2012.
  21. Mario Giglio: Dallas: AnnaLynne McCord pays the Texans a visit . Serial junkies. October 10, 2013. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  22. Bernd Michael Krannich: Camp: Juan Pablo Di Pace we new leading actor in Dallas . Serial junkies. October 30, 2013. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  23. ^ Sara Bible: 'Dallas' Finale Garner's 4.3 Million Total Viewers; Ratings Rise In All Key Demos . TV by the Numbers. August 9, 2012. Retrieved September 9, 2012.
  24. Bernd Michael Krannich: Dallas: TNT with US start date for season 2 in January . Serial junkies. October 2, 2012. Retrieved October 2, 2012.
  25. Amanda Kondolojy: 'Dallas' Season Three Premieres Monday February 24 . In: TVbytheNumbers.com . November 18, 2013. Retrieved January 2, 2014.
  26. ORF shows "Dallas" continuation expected in 2013 . The standard. June 13, 2012. Retrieved November 30, 2012.
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  28. Christian Junklewitz: Mediengruppe RTL buys new TNT series "Dallas" . Serial junkies. May 15, 2012. Retrieved May 15, 2012.
  29. Uwe Mantel: Found a place: RTL shows “Dallas” from the end of January . In: DWDL.de . December 10, 2012. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
  30. Alexander Krei: RTL pushes the second "Dallas" season right behind . In: DWDL.de . February 18, 2013. Retrieved February 20, 2013.
  31. Uwe Mantel: RTL passes the 2nd "Dallas" season on to Super RTL. dwdl.de , March 13, 2013, accessed on March 13, 2013 .
  32. Uwe Mantel: RTL shows “The Glades” instead of “Dallas” on Tuesdays. dwdl.de , March 13, 2013, accessed on March 13, 2013 .