All My Children Stars Field Proposals for Online Continuation, Lucci Reportedly 'Mulling Offer'
After hitting a snag or two along the way, it’s beginning to look more and more likely that All My Children — and eventually One Life to Live — will in fact move to the Internet following their broadcast finales on ABC (airing Sept. 23 and in January 2012, respectively).
Walt Willey (who plays the ever stalwart Jackson Montgomery) broke the news Thursday, when he revealed to Soap Opera Digest that Prospect Park (the production company behind AMC‘s 11th-hour reprieve) has finally begun to approach the actors with new contract offers to take their show online.
“Prospect Park presented their first proposal,” Willey said. “I’ve only barely scanned the thing … so I don’t fully know the content, but I know this much: Here we go! Obviously, they are going to do this thing.”
But don’t bust out your party hats just yet. Jackson’s portrayer went on to explain that while “this thing” is certainly a step in the right direction, it’s just “an initial step” and will likely be followed by much “going back and forth, like all agreements do.”
“I’m very excited about it though,” he added. “These folks [at Prospect Park] are innovators and I think they are very smart. I think that getting this up and running by fall was a little on the undoable side, but now it seems that both AMC and One Life will be starting up on the Internet at the same time in January 2012.”
If recent fodder is any indication, Pine Valley First Lady Susan Lucci might actually be considering following the sudser to the web, as well. Our sister site Deadline is reporting that despite speculation that salary cuts would impact the TV-to-web migration, Lucci “has been offered basically the same salary she currently has at ABC… [and] is currently mulling the offer.”
Thoughts on the latest developments in ABC daytime’s real-life soap opera? Are you more hopeful now that both Pine Valley and Llanview are (ever seemingly) headed to the web?