Late last year it emerged that former ABC soaps One Life to Live and All My Children were on-track to be resurrected with new episodes premiering online as Prospect Park revived their plans for both soaps. Since the news originally broke a few more details regarding the planned revivals have emerged and although fans still remain cautious it does seem as though both soaps really could continue online this time around.
Now the creator of both serials, Agnes Nixon, has released a statement through her Facebook page and her blog on the planned revivals and has given her blessing. Nixon wrote “We of the One Life to Live and All My Children families are thrilled to bring our beloved viewers new, ongoing stories from Llanview and Pine Valley. I’m overjoyed that so many actors you love have voiced their desire to bring their characters back to life. I’m especially grateful to Prospect Park for deploying the power of you, our fans, to enable this exciting transition to dramatic production for the Internet. It’s a historic moment, comparable to how life was changed when television took over for radio. We hope this wonderful opportunity will be embraced by all as our creative teams gear up to bring our beloved serials back to our daily lives”
Nixon did not reveal what involvement she may have with the revivals. At the moment it is understood that Ginger Smith will be show-runner for All My Children while Jennifer Pepperman will have the same role for One Life To Live. So far the only actors known to have signed up to return to their roles are AMC‘s Vincent Irizarry and Lindsay Hartley. Susan Lucci has reportedly been contacted about reprising her role of AMC diva Erica Kane.
[Via TV Line]