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Award-Winning Series ‘The Bay’ Moves To Amazon Prime

The Bay

LANY Entertainment’s The Bay is having a very good year! After receiving five new Daytime Emmy nominations, The Bay will be moving to Amazon Prime this summer. Viewers will be able to binge watch the “Director’s Cut” of the Emmy award-winning series, to be re-released in two 14-episode seasons.

“We’re excited to bring to the viewers these remastered episodes with never before seen footage,” states Gregori J. Martin, The Bay’s creator, writer and Executive Producer. “The show will have a new starting point, and we hope the viewers will binge watch the series to learn the whole story.”

With plans to shoot the second half of the latter season, The Bay goes into production on six brand new episodes in May. In the spirit of Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol,” Mayor Jack Madison (Nicolas Coster) will be taken on a journey where he’ll reluctantly face his past transgressions. Joining the cast in the role of the mayor’s ex-wife and son John Blackwell’s (Ronn Moss) late mother is Carolyn Hennesy (General Hospital, True Blood, Revenge). Brandon Beemer (Days of our Lives) will fill the role of a younger John Blackwell as Jensen Buchanan (The Young and the Restless, Another World) undertakes the role of Melody Garrett circa 1986. Marissa Tait (The Bold and the Beautiful) joins the cast as Young Katherine Blackwell while Eric Martsolf and Abby Wathen return in their roles as Young Lee and Young Sara. Additional casting news will be released prior to production.

In the new episodes, viewers can also expect to see Sara Garrett’s (Mary Beth Evans) misery in prison continue with the returns of Kym Whitley as cellblock bully “Big Candi” and Patsy Pease as lunatic “Lola Baker.” After leaving heartbroken bride Vivian Johnson (Karrueche Tran) at the altar, golden boy Pete Garrett (Kristos Andrews) faces his own dilemmas as he conspires to free his imprisoned mother while dealing with the news of his beloved Janice Ramos’ (Lilly Melgar) brutal rape.

Independent creators are the future of the soap genre and Martin is a true innovator. The Bay is bold, daring and a worthy guilty pleasure. It’s no surprise that the entertainment industry has taken note. This is not only excellent news for fans but a honor that has truly been earned. Updates and additional information regarding The Bay can be found at www.thebaytheseries.com

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