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Dynasty season 5 — air date, cast, plot, trailer and everything we know

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Dynasty is back for a new season. (Image credit: CW channel)

Dynasty season 5 has arrived in the US and it's heading to the UK later in 2022.

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.

Dynasty is one of the few reboots to become a big hit — so big, in fact, that this fifth season was confirmed before season four had even premiered.

Here is everything you need to know about Dynasty season 5...

Dynasty season 5 release date 

Dynasty season 5 started with two Christmas specials which aired on Monday, December 20, 2021, on The CW in the US. But don't worry if you missed it, because US fans can catch up on the festive episodes via The CW website.

The rest of the season is now underway, having returned to our screens on March 11. Episodes are now airing in their usual Friday night slot at 8pm ET/PT (7pm CT) on The CW. 

Dynasty is shown on Netflix over in the UK and the rest of the world, but a release date for season 5 is yet to be announced. In previous years new seasons have been released on the streaming channel after they have finished airing in the US, which suggests season 5 might arrive around September/October time.  

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 some serious binge-watching.

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Dynasty is back with plenty of drama.  (Image credit: CW channel)

Dynasty season 5 plot 

As you may recall, the CW show wrapped its fourth season with Fallon getting shot by her evil, husband-stealing assistant, Eva, at a major event for Blake’s campaign... but while her fate remains to be seen, we do know that the new season 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, while Alexis remains in jail after Adam managed to get her arrested, and Amanda sets out to see who might be responsible for murder. 

We won't give away too many spoilers just in case it ruins things for UK fans, however, we can confirm that this is a season not to be missed! 

Who stars in Dynasty season 5?

The familiar faces from season 4 will return including Grant Shaw as Blake Carrington, Elizabeth Gillies as Fallon Carrington, Sam Underwood as Adam Carrington, Elaine Hendrix as Alexis Carrington, Daniella Alonso as Cristal Jennings Carrington, Rafael de la Fuente as Sam Flores, Adam Huber as Liam Ridley, Geovanni Gopradi as Roberto Flores, Robert Christopher Riley as Michael Culhane and Kara Royster as Eva. 

There have also been reports of a new face in town, with British actress Eliza Bennet joining the show as a regular character. Deadline reports that Eliza will play a long-lost Carrington from Europe called Amanda, who brings nothing but drama with her. According to CW: "Amanda is the long-lost Carrington relative, born and raised in Europe, who arrives on the Carrington doorstep bringing with her a treasure trove of secrets from their past… and hers."

Is there a trailer for Dynasty season 5?

In the festive trailer, it is Christmastime at Casa Carrington but there isn't much holiday cheer going on as Blake points out "this is definitely not the most wonderful time of the year".

And just to make fans sweat it out a little longer, Fallon is nowhere to be seen in the trailer, meaning we're still none the wiser whether Fallon has met an untimely demise or not. While it is unlikely they would actually kill off Fallon, the looks on Liam, Culhane, Sam, and Kirby’s faces aren’t filling us with hope about her condition..

When does Dynasty season 5 finish?

There are 22 episodes of the current season, and it has been rumored that Dynasty season 5 will wrap up in August in the US, however, this date is yet to be confirmed. 

Will there be a Dynasty season 6? 

No, The CW has announced that it has cancelled Dynasty and the series is going to end with season 5.

Claire Crick
Claire Crick

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.