Talk about drama! Soap fans mourned as it was announced in April that longtime soaps All My Children and One Life to Live would be taken off of the air and replaced with talk show-esque programming more suitable to the younger audience who were not keen on daytime dramas (ie: The Chew and The Revolution). A lot of AMC fans (including myself) were NOT happy with ABC’s decision to yank both soaps that have been on TV for 40 and 45 years respectively. All My Children‘s four decade long run is due to end on ABC on 9/23, but there is a silver lining: both All My Children and One Life To Live would continue their storylines and pick up where they left off on the Internet.
Cameron Mathison who plays Ryan Lavery on All My Children announced Thursday that “several” All My Children players have signed on to continue to perform on the daytime drama which now will be produced for the web.
Mathison made the announcement on Thursday’s Good Morning America. “Just as soaps were very pivotal in the transition from radio to television, they’ll be right in the thick of things again in the transition from television to the internet”.
A production company by the name of Prospect Park purchased the rights to both All My Children and One Life to Live back in July, but it was not announced exactly what they would do with those said rights. But now AMC’s diehard fans can still see many of their favorite characters in Pine Valley, except this time, it will be on the computer and not the TV.
The storylines will pick up right where they left off, but there is still a lot that we don’t know. Who is staying on for the web version? How will we get access to see it? How often will new episodes be available online?
I guess we will have to wait and see.
Are you a fan of All My Children and/or One Life to Live? Will you be watching the web version? Will Erica Kane stay? Let’s chat—tell me what you think!