“Nicollette Sheridan will be leaving DYNASTY in order to focus on some personal family responsibilities,” said CBS Television Studios and the CW in a statement obtained by Deadline. “She was a valuable asset to the show and we wish her continued success in the future.”
Sheridan first appeared as Alexis halfway during the show’s first season and her final appearance will be in March. Her exit follows Nathalie Kelley who played Cristal Flores Carrington who left in season one and was replaced with Ana Brenda Contreras as the “Real Cristal”. James Mackay, who played Steven Carrington, also left the drama late last year.
The original Alexis was played by the one and only Joan Collins who made the character an icon. Prior to Sheridan’s role as Alexis, she was on ABC’s wildly popular Desperate Housewives for five seasons. Sheridan claimed that Desperate Housewives creator and EP Marc Cherry had intentionally struck her on set in 2008 while the two were disagreeing over a scene. She exited the series and was embroiled in a legal battle which was tossed in 2017.
TVLine was the first to report this news.