“One Life to Live” and “All My Children” Closer to Returning
By John Randolph
Las Vegas Informer
“One Life to Life” and “All My Children,” both of which were canceled by ABC may have a new leases on life.
The soaps, which stopped airing in September 2011 (“All My Children) and January 2012 (“One Life to Life”), were originally scheduled to start up again in early 2012 as online series produced by Prospect Park.
Prospect Park was unable to continue the shows as planned due to a number of factors. The company has since made considerable headway and reportedly has deals in place with the directors and actors guilds.
According to a report by Soap Opera Digest, Jennifer Pepperman has been named the new showrunner for “One Life to Live.” Pepperman previously served as a coordinating producer with the show.
Over at “All My Children,” the first returning cast member has been signed. Vincent Irizarry announced on Facebook his return to the show.
According to Irizarry,”Happy to share that I just signed on with Prospect Park for the All My Children reboot.”
Irizarry played villainous Dr. David Hayward from 1997 until the show ended in 2011. His character used unethical means to get the results he desired. During the shows end, it was discovered that Hayward used his methods to bring many of AMC’s deceased characters back from the dead.
Prospect Park is aiming to begin production on both shows in early 2013 in Stamford, CT. If resurrected, the shows are expected to air with minimal commercial interruptions in 30-minute episodes online.