The new pilot will be made by US network TNT, reports the BBC.
He will be joined by original stars, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray, to play Bobby and Sue Ellen Ewing respectively.
The new show will focus on the Ewing's offspring - John Ross and Christopher Ewing - as they clash over the future of the family dynasty.
Desperate Housewives star Josh Henderson will play John Ross, played by child actor Tyler Banks in the original.
And Jordana Brewster from 'The Fast and the Furious' will take the role of Elena, a character involved in a love triangle with the Ewing cousins.
Cynthia Cidre, who wrote 1992 film 'The Mambo Kings', has written the pilot for the next-generation update. (ANI)