Late last year news broke that Prospect Park had revived its deal to transfer One Life to Live and All My Children to the internet with new episodes premiering online instead of on television. Although Prospect Park has remained silent on the subject since then news has slowly leaked to the media regarding the progress of the revival and the format the two soaps will have if they return.
Now Prospect Park has finally broken its silence and officially confirmed that OLTL and AMC are indeed returning with production to resume on both in February – just a handful of weeks away. Could fans of both soaps ask for a better New Year present? Below is the official press release from Prospect Park.
We are pleased to confirm that Prospect Park is reviving the beloved soap operas, All My Children and One Life To Live as the anchor programs on The Online Network (TOLN). Today we are also pleased to confirm that Prospect Park has: 1) signed guild agreements with both SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) and the DGA (Directors Guild of America); 2) entered into a consulting agreement with Agnes Nixon the creator of All My Children and One Life to Live guaranteeing her active involvement; 3) hired Foz McDermott (coordinating producer Heroes) as TOLN’s head of production, Jennifer Pepperman (Director, One Life to Live) as Executive Producer on One Life to Live, and Ginger Smith (Producer, All My Children) as Executive Producer on All My Children; and 4) arranged the necessary financing to begin production in February on both All My Children and One Life To Live. We thank the loyal audience and new generation of fans of both shows who have demonstrated that passion and exciting story lines are not just reserved for traditional television. Their enduring support encouraged us to move forward each and every day. We look forward to sharing more details including our launch air date and additional specifics in the coming weeks.
The press release confirms stories in the press in recent weeks regarding the showrunners for the revivals of both soaps. Although the press release doesn’t mention casting details actors Vincent Irizarry, Lindsay Hartley and Debbi Morgan have all confirmed they are returning to All My Children while Cameron Mathison has stated he would like to do so if scheduling allows.
Susan Lucci, AMC‘s last remaining original cast member, has been approached about reprising her role of diva Erica Kane. Lucci’s role in Lifetime drama Devious Maids may or may not prove to be a problem. The creator of both serials, Agnes Nixon, has already given her blessing to the revivals.
Fans of both soaps who are keen to keep up-to-date with details/updates are being encouraged to sign up to TheOnlineNetwork.