Idea: Falcon Crest I: Jasper Gioberti (set up for a prequel) Falcon Crest II: Angela neeGeoberti Channing (granddaughter) Falcon Crest III: Michael Channing (grandson) Staring from the original: David Shelby as Richard Channing Three times widowed and semiretired Chairman of Channing Enterprises, private held conglomerate of which he owns 50% (it in turn owns Globe Media, Thoroughbred Entertainment, Del Oro Spas, etc. including large investments in the beverage giant Gioli, the banking giant SPBC, and the Chemical giant Stavros, and many, many more companies). Worth $75 billion, called the Seer of 'Cisco, sails on his private mega yacht the Maggie Mae, lives alone on a sprawling estate in the Tuscany Valley but more often found at Falcon Crest, sporadically serves on several boards. Think: a blue blooded Angela Channing version of Jock Ewing Margaret Ladd as Emma Channing The window of Michael Sharpe, she owns 20% of Channing Enterprises (after its merger with Sharpe's business holdings; her stepson Danny Bowen, having taken his mother's name, owns 20% as well, but lives somewhere else). Emma lives at Falcon Crest with her nephew, Michael, and runs the Channing Family Foundation (controlled by her, Richard and Julia, who lives in a convent). The foundation owns 10% of Channing Enterprises. Her daughter, Angela, is a renowned artist in NYC. Think: Chao-Li without serving, her brother's dearest and most loyal friend with appearances by: Ken Olin as Christoper Rossini-Channing priest at St. Helena's Catholic Church in the Tuscany Valley, everyone's moral center and good friend (as well as family, cousin, nephew and uncle). Think: Father Bob but related to the family original character grown up: Nolan Gerard Funk as Michael Channing Owns 50% percent of Falcon Crest Wines (including: Gioberti, Gianinni, Agretti and Rossini Wines) and 100% of the mansion (His brother, Senator Kevin Channing owned 25% of Falcon Crest Wines but when he went into politics he sold his share to his brother and his money went into a blind trust controlled by Michael; he lives in McLean, VA and the original Gioberti house once owned by Chase). Michael runs Falcon Crest Wines out of the house as well as serves on the boards of Channing Enterprises in place of his father (most of the time), the Gioli Corporation, SPBC, Stavros, etc. He is the single father of a teenage boy, Ricky (Mrs. Dale is an English housekeep that oversees the house and Ricky's maternal figure as his nanny). Think: Greg Sumner and Richard Channing in their younger days new characters based on old families: Victoria Justice as Camila Cumson Lance and Pilar's daughter born in 1990 (her sister Isabel "Lisa" Gabriela Cumson y Ortega died some time ago of mysterious circumstance). Her parents divorced. Camilia has her Ph.D. in Economics from the LSE. She has worked as an executive for SPBC in London, NYC and Hong King. She has finally declared her long missing father, Lance, dead and has inherited 50% of Falcon Crest, along with the rest of Lance's mysterious estate. She is a Vice President of the private conglomerate, Baring and Company. She has friends and love interests all over the world from Arab princes to Qi-Li Chi. She moves into the Ridgemont Hotel in the city, the chain of luxury hotels owned by Channing Enterprises and is noted for lavish parties. Think: Aunt Mame meets Cookie from Empire meets Gordon Gekko from Wall Street (Hispanic) Ludi Lin as Qi-Li Chi (Chi Qi-Li) Chief antagonist to Michael, based on the Niarchos / Onassis rivalry. He runs the private conglomerate Russell Keswick, which is owned by his sibling and cousins (Chao-Li's grandchildren and nieces and nephews). Chao-Li's brother took control of the company and passed it onto his family as he had no children. Qi-Li and Michael were once best friends. Russell Keswick owns a large share in Gioli, the beverage giant at the center of the fighting. Angela and Chao-Li created Gioli with various assets of hers and his (she often used him to hide her assets) in the wine industry including distribution. Qi-Li grew Gioli into a Fortune 500 company. Richard and Emma consider him family. He falls for Camilia. Think: JR Ewing (Asian) Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Jayla Rosemont President of Channing Enterprises, great niece of the 13's Rosemont, she works directly with Michael to Control Channing Enterprises. They want control of Gioli. Her love is money and power. She hates Qi-Li for using her years ago and costing her, her inheritance. She spent three years on the run for tax invasion because of him until Michael got her a presidentially pardon. She lives in the old Agretti mansion and because of her friendship with Micheal, she is considered more family than employee. Think: Alexis (Black) with: William Levy Vicente Rubirosa "Ruby" Former Navy Seal, CIA, he is Michael's goto man. He lives in the spring house at Falcon Crest, a mysterious character. Think: all the hence men, think Lance as a playboy, think James Bond and Elizabeth Olsen as Adonia "Addy" Boswell Qi-Li's wife, Michael's love interest. A soiled, selfish, jet setting, socialite. Because of Qi-Li Richard and Emma consider her family too. She lives with Qi-Li in a modern, ocean side mansion. Think: Jackie Onassis and Sue Ellen Ewing. A fight between three boarding school friends, Michael, Qi-Li and Jayla, comes to a head. Qi-Li must answer for stealing money from Jayla and his girl, Addy, from Michael. Micheal and Jayla partner up, and Micheal befriends Ruby as a most resourceful ally. Meanwhile, Camilia, a distant cousin of Michael's, shows up claiming a piece of the Channing-Gioberti Empire. An empire Micheal intends to hold for himself as the fifth generation of his family to rule the Tuscany Valley.