'Dynasty' season 5: when is the next episode on?

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Dynasty season 5 is here! (Image credit: CW channel)

Dynasty season 5 has arrived in the US, launching over the festive holidays with a double helping of special Christmas episodes. But when will the rest of the season air? Here is everything you need to know about Dynasty season 5. 

The reboot of the beloved US soap opera was launched back in 2017, providing us with four rollercoaster seasons following the Carrington family as they fight each other and everyone around them for money and power. The reboot quickly became a huge hit, so big, in fact, that a fifth season was announced before season four had even aired.

As you may recall, the CW show wrapped season four with Fallon getting shot by her evil, husband-stealing assistant at a major event for Blake’s campaign... but while we won't be revealing any spoilers for the new season, we do know that season 5 will be packed full of drama.  

Some reports have hinted that season five will see twists and turns as Blake and Cristal work on the next phase of his campaign, Alexis remains in jail, and Amanda sets out to see who might be responsible for murder.

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'Dynasty' is back - but when can you watch the rest of the season?  (Image credit: CW channel)

Despite fans being teased with the two Christmas specials, which aired on Monday, Dec. 20 2021, we have got a bit of a wait on our hands for the rest of the season. The CW has confirmed that episodes will return on Mar. 11 2022, when they’ll then revert to their usual Friday night slot at 8pm ET/PT (7pm CT) on The CW. 

The new season of Dynasty will also be heading to the UK later this year when the series arrives on Netflix. But sadly for UK fans, there will be even more of a wait before you can catch up on the Carrington drama because traditionally the show doesn't air on Netflix until it has finished airing in the US, which suggests season 5 might arrive late spring/early summer.  

The good news is that it's thought the whole season will drop at once on Netflix, including the two-part Christmas special, meaning you won't have to watch the episodes weekly as you do on The CW. So get ready for a summer of binge-watching.

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.