From Dallas to London for JR
U.S actors Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray and Larry Hagman arrive for the Dallas launch party at a central London venue, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short)
LONDON (AP) — Cowboys, stetsons, bucking broncos and J.R. masks — it could only be the arrival of "Dallas" in London.
Stars Larry Hagman, Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy were at a Southfork Ranch outpost by the River Thames on Tuesday night to launch the rebooted soap with a big Texan party.
The younger generation of actors — Jesse Metcalfe, Josh Henderson, Jordana Brewster and Julie Gonzalo — also was there.
U.S actors Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray arrive for the Dallas launch party at a central London venue, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short)
After success in the U.S., the first season of the new "Dallas" TV series will be shown in the U.K. beginning Sept. 5 on Channel 5.
Duffy, who plays Bobby Ewing, says it was British audiences who helped the show become a hit the first time around, when they adopted the night-time soap and made it popular around the world.
He's hoping they'll do the same with the re-launched version.