Nigerian-British actor Hakeem Kae-Kazim has been cast in the reboot of classic drama Dynasty, which airs on US linear network The CW and SVoD platform Netflix.
Kae-Kazim is slated to join the series in its ninth episode as patriarch Cecil Colby, the father of Sam Adegoke’s Jeff Colby. This differs from the original version of Dynasty, in which Kae-Kazim’s character was Jeff’s uncle.
The new Dynasty, which premiered in October, is a remake of the classic show that ran from 1989 to 1989. It retains the storyline of feuding wealthy families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, but brings things up to date with a sexier and sassier modern-day vibe.
LA-based Kae-Kazim has starred in successful movies and TV series such as Hotel Rwanda, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Half of a Yellow Sun, Criminal Minds, Gotham, Last Flight to Abuja and Black Sails.