The story thus far: All My Children faded to black in September of 2011 and One Life To Live in early 2012, but, in true Soap Opera fashion, everything (and everyone?) dead comes to life again.
The popular ABC soaps have been generating buzz recently, thanks to Prospect Park, the production company that originally announced it would produce the soaps online more than a year ago. That idea went limp—funding (who knew?)—but all things green are suddenly flowing. Prospect Park announced today that it has finalized deals with cast members for The Online Network’s production of AMC. (More announcements to come in the following weeks.)
On board and back in action in Pine Valley: Darnell Williams (Jesse Hubbard), Debbi Morgan (Dr. Angela Hubbard), Vincent Irizarry (Dr. David Hayward), Lindsay Hartley (Cara Martin),
Jordi Vilasuso (Griffin Castillo), Jill Larson (Opal Cortlandt) and Thorsten Kaye (Zach Slater).
And what about La Lucci (Susan Lucci as Erica Kane)? She was set to star in Lifetime Television's Devious Maids. All My Children debuted in 1970 and was one of ABC's longest running soaps before it got cancelled, much to the chagrin of soap fans. The new version reportedly will feature 30-minute episodes four times a week.
In the meantime, Erika Slezak has been signed on to reprise her role of Victoria Lord Buchanan—Robin Strasser as Dorian Lord is back, too—in One Life To Live online.
Stay tuned ...