A another step forward to the return of former ABC daytime soaps All My Children and One Life to Live has been taken as Prospect Park signs deals with Hulu and iTunes to distribute new episodes of the revived soaps when they return later this year.
“Hulu’s reach, platform and advertising prowess are best in class, and iTunes provides an incredible way to buy TV shows that is second to none,” said in a statement. “Through both of these partners, we hope daytime drama fans are absolutely delighted to be able to watch their favorite programs in a broadcast-quality HD format wherever and whenever they want.” – Jeff Kwatinetz, Prospect Park CEO
The new episodes, of both soaps, will be available via the free Hulu.com service. Production on the two soaps is slated to begin in February and earlier this week Prospect Park revealed the names of 22 actors who have agreed to reprise their roles on the two serials. Reprising their respective roles on One Life to Live will be Erika Slezak, Jerry verDorn, Robin Strasser Tuc Watkins, Robert S. Woods, Kassie DePaiva, Florencia Lozano, Melissa Archer, Hilary B. Smith, Kelley Missal, Josh Kelly and Andrew Trishchitta while Sean Ringgold, Shenaz Treasury and Nick Choksi will have recurring roles.
For All My Children Jordi Vilasuso, Jill Larson and Thorsten Kaye, Darnell Williams, Debbi Morgan, Lindsay Hartley and Vincent Irizarry have all signed up to return. Actors Cameron Mathison and Alicia Minshew have confirmed the door has been left open for future returns once their schedules allow. Original cast member Susan Lucci has been approached about reprising her role of diva Erica Kane. However, her role in Lifetime drama Devious Maids may prevent her for participating in the revival.
[Written by Edward De Ritter]