“Dynasty” couldn’t have picked a better moment to return.


One of TV’s most iconic over-the-top melodramas about rich people, whose original incarnation captivated America in the Reagan era, returns for the era of Donald Trump beginning Wednesday at 9 p.m. on The CW.


At the heart of the action, again, will be the smooth, manipulative and uber-wealthy Blake Carrington, played in the original series by John Forsythe and this time by prime-time soapmaster Grant Show, whose resume runs from “Melrose Place” to “Devious Maids.”


“I think in the real world we’re fascinated with rich people who are entitled,” Show, 55, tells the Daily News. “Just look at who we picked for our president.”

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Blake, to refresh everyone’s memory, is the patriarch of a family with tentacles in almost every facet of American consumerism.

Elizabeth Gillies as Fallon Carrington (left), Grant Show as Blake Carrington (center) and Nathalie Kelley as Cristal Flores (right).    

Elizabeth Gillies as Fallon Carrington (left), Grant Show as Blake Carrington (center) and Nathalie Kelley as Cristal Flores (right).    

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His private life hasn’t gone quite as well. “He makes some bad decisions,” says Show, which is tough on his fellow characters but delightful for viewers.


The reboot roughly follows the opening path of the original series, with Blake marrying a younger woman named Cristal, this time played by Nathalie Kelley.


Show admits that before he took the role, he had never seen an episode of “Dynasty.” His homework was watching the original show’s pilot on YouTube.

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“I haven’t watched many more, because I play Blake from a completely different angle than John,” Show says. “His work is terrific. It’s just a different approach to the character.”

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Elizabeth Gillies and James Mackay play the adult children of Blake Carrington in the CW’s “Dynasty” reboot. 

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As in the original, we don’t immediately see Blake’s first wife Alexis, notoriously played back then by Joan Collins. It is vaguely explained in the first episode this time that Alexis mysteriously disappeared.


Hmmmm.


In any case, Blake is fully occupied with his new bride, who naturally has secrets, plus his businesses and his two adult children, Steven (James Mackay) and Fallon (Elizabeth Gillies).

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Steven has actively resisted his father’s drive for power and profits at any price. Like the plan to frack under a Native American burial ground.

The original cast of "Dynasty," seen here in 1983, featuring (front, l-r): Linda Evans, John Forsythe, Kathleen Beller; (middle, l-r): Pamela Bellwood, Joan Collins; (rear, l-r): Deborah Adair and Pamela Sue Martin. 

The original cast of “Dynasty,” seen here in 1983, featuring (front, l-r): Linda Evans, John Forsythe, Kathleen Beller; (middle, l-r): Pamela Bellwood, Joan Collins; (rear, l-r): Deborah Adair and Pamela Sue Martin. 

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The ambitious Fallon, conversely, is fully on board with all of that, and expects to be rewarded for her commitment.


“The family dynasty is very important to Blake,” says Show. “Whatever his flaws, he is very loyal to his family.”


The new “Dynasty” makes several references to real-life families that have secured and perpetuated wealth and power in America, including the Trumps, Kochs and Murdochs.

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“I don’t think we’re trying to make political statements,” Show says, though the references do underscore Americans’ reverence for affluence.

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Blake and Cristal, played by Grant Show and Nathalie Kelley, are newly married on “Dynasty.”


 

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“I think many of us feel that being rich qualifies you to make decisions on important matters,” says Show. “I’m not sure I entirely agree with that, but it’s there.”


While Blake hasn’t had any major moral revelations this time around, a few things have evolved. In the original, Blake all but disowned Steven for being gay. This time, that’s mostly a non-issue.


“I think deep in his heart, Blake is still disappointed,” says Show. “He’d prefer a son with whom he could play golf and talk girls. But that’s not what he’s got, and social attitudes have changed over the last 30 years.”

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Show says he loves stepping into another larger-than-life soap world that most people can only fantasize about.


“All of TV is soaps to some extent,” he says. “We get into melodrama sometimes, hopefully we’ve got some humor. But to me, soaps are stories about people and relationships, and I like that better than shows about whose blood is on the wall.


“Soaps have been good to me. I have a beach house, I can take care of my family. And as you do more of them, you get better at it, too. I enjoy it.”

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