J.R. Ewing Funeral To Air On ‘Dallas’ Season Two
J.R. Ewing, the corrupt oil baron played by recently deceased actor Larry Hagman on Dallas, will reportedly get a proper send-off with a funeral in season two of the show.
Yahoo! News reports that Dallas kicks off its second season on TNT January 28, giving viewers a chance to see Hagman’s final performances of his most famous character.
Hagman died of cancer at age 81 over the Thanksgiving weekend after filming six out of the planned 15 episodes for the second season.
According to TVLine, J.R.’s funeral will air on March 11 during the eighth episode of season two. The episode will also reportedly feature a number of former Dallas stars, including actors who have not yet appeared in the revamped series.
Former stars who were already confirmed to reappear this season include Ted Shackelford and Joan Van Ark.
Several members of the Dallas cast paid public tribute to Hagman following his death.
Patrick Duffy (Bobby Ewing) called the actor “one of the greatest friends ever to grace my life”, while Josh Henderson, who plays JR’s son John Ross, called his co-star “an icon and a legend, but also a mentor and a friend”.
Besides his role as J.R. Ewing in Dallas, Hagman is best known for playing befuddled astronaut Major Anthony “Tony” Nelson in the 1960s sitcom I Dream of Jeannie. He also had a number of supporting roles in films such as Fail-Safe, Nixon, and Primary Colors.
Watch the trailer for Dallas season two below: