At least two Llanviewers rendered “homeless” by ABC’s cancellation of One Life to Live (and Prospect Park’s decision to bail on the soap’s online continuation) may soon relocate to Port Charles.
Though unconfirmed by an ABC rep, Ted King, who played OLTL‘s Tomas, is due to start taping scenes for General Hospital next month, our friends at ABC Soaps in Depth report.
SID hears that Michael Easton (aka OLTL‘s John McBain) is set to join GH as well.
King, of course, previously played two Alcazar brothers, Luis and Lorenzo, on GH — both now dead — but it’s not clear if he would play yet another member of the international crime family or a brand-new character.
Easton has never appeared on GH proper, but did play vampire Caleb on the ABC sudser’s spin-off, Port Charles, where he was paired with Kelly Monaco’s Livvie. (Monaco now plays GH‘s Sam.) SID hears from at least one source that Easton will likely bring his OLTL crime-solver to Port Charles.
Both King and Easton had signed on to be a part of OLTL‘s online continuation, but Prospect Park pulled the plug on that venture in late November. Thus, OLTL‘s final episode will air Friday, Jan. 13 on ABC.
Earlier this month, there was talk that another OLTL vet, Bree Williamson (Jessica), would switch to GH, though an ABC insider told TVLine that was a “big fat rumor.”
GH fans, do you want to see King play yet another Alcazar, perhaps one of the “dead” bros, or someone new? And do we think that McBain can make a dent in Sonny’s crime empire?