Prospect Park, the production company behind the daytime staples’ imminent revival, has filed a $25 million breach of contract lawsuit against ABC.
In the suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Prospect Park alleges that ABC has broken the licensing agreement it entered into two years ago.
This development comes a few weeks before the reconfigured former ABC soaps’ April 29 debut on iTunes and Hulu. It likely stems from problems between the production company and the Alphabet Net regarding some OLTL characters (which belong to Prospect Park) that had taken up residence on General Hospital (which still airs on ABC) but have since been yanked.
“Prospect Park has been and continues to be committed to creating and delivering exceptional episodes of All My Children and One Life to Live. We have overcome each and every obstacle in an effort to make this dream become a reality. Over and over again our effort to bring these shows to audiences has faced challenges, and yet we along with the actors, the writers, producers and the directors as well as our fans have confronted and then overcome these challenges, and we have every confidence that we will prevail again. We look forward to our April 29 launch now more than ever,” said Prospect Park partners Jeff Kwatinetz and Rich Frank, in a statement.