After debuting as the iconic character of Dominique Deveraux in the back end of Dynasty's Season 2, Michael Michele has been promoted to series regular for The CW series' Season 3, which premieres Friday night.
Daniella Alonso (Cristal 3.0), Adam Huber (Liam) and Sam Underwood (Adam) have also been promoted to series regulars.
The reboot of the iconic primetime soap opera also stars Elizabeth Gillies, Robert Christopher Riley, Sam Adegoke, Rafael de la Fuente, Alan Dale, Grant Show and Maddison Brown.
When Michele was originally cast, the announced caveat was that she would likely be a series regular in the third season.
In the reboot, Deveraux is the mother of Jeff (Adegoke) and Monica Colby (Wakeema Hollis), and the half-sister of Blake Carrington (Show). It is a play on the original storyline of Dominique being Blake's half-sister, but in this iteration, as the Colby family is racebent, she marries Cecil Colby, and her children are Jeff and Monica. She is not referred to as Dominique, but as "Millie," and the father, Thomas Carrington, is the only one who knows her true paternity. Because of this, series lead Fallon Carrington, portrayed by Elizabeth Gillies, unknowingly sleeps with her first cousin, Jeff.
In the reboot series, a fabulously elegant, self-made woman, known for her outrageous fashion sense and penchant for drama, Dominique returns to Atlanta after a long stint in New York City where she spent the past several years seeking fame and adulation… to no avail.
Michael Michele, most recently seen as a series regular for a season on Star, and most known for her roles on ER and Homicide: Life on the Street plays the character.
The original portrayer of Deveraux on the classic series, Diahann Carroll, passed away last week.
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