Ana Brenda Contreras — who played Cristal in Season 2 — is leaving and Daniella Alonso will step into the role, Deadline confirmed today.
“Unfortunately, Ana Brenda Contreras will not be returning for the third season of Dynasty due to personal reasons,” executive producer/showrunner Josh Reims said. “We’d like to thank her for her contributions to the show and wish her all the best. We’re excited to welcome Daniella Alonso who will step into the role of Cristal.”
Alonso’s previous credits include The Fix, The Resident, Criminal Minds, Animal Kingdom, Being Mary Jane, and the film Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.
Dynasty has gone through a series of casting changes over the past two seasons. One of the original leads, Nathalie Kelley, departed at the end of Season 1. In addition, Elizabeth Gillies took over the role of Alexis from Nicollette Sheridan.