Peter Reckell to join season two of Crystal Chappell’s hit web series “Venice.” Also news on the upcoming “Venice” fan event.
Photo: Peter Reckell © Mitchell Haaseth/NBC Universal
Reckell’s New Role
Emmy winner (and current 2010 Outstanding Lead Actress Nominee) Crystal Chappell tweeted news that her Days of our Lives co-star and love interest Peter Reckell (Bo) is joining season two of her web soap opera Venice. Chappell skyrocketed from soap star to cult icon when her Guiding Light character, Olivia Spencer, entered into a same sex relationship with Natalia Rivera (Jessica Leccia). The two, named Otalia by fans, were one of few bright spots during Guiding Light‘s last year on the air.
After the show ended Chappell went back to where she got her roots on Days of our Lives, reprising her role as Dr. Carly Manning. During this time the actress created the web series, Venice, due in large part to the strong support of Otalia fans. On Venice, Chappell plays a lesbian who is dealing with friendship, romance, and family issues.
The series stars an abundance of soap stars including her former Guiding Light co-stars Jessica Leccia, Jordan Clark, Gina Tognoni, and a several Days co-stars Galen Gering & Nadia Bjorlin, and others such as Hillary B. Smith, Lesli Kay, and many more.
No details about Peter Reckell’s role are available at this time. Personally, I would love to see him take on a gay role. He has tremendous talent and is way underrated in the daytime world. What kind of role would you like to see him take on?
Crystal also announced a Venice fan event will be held at the Universal Sheraton in Universal City, California on Saturday, July 10th. Tickets for the fan gathering can be purchased at the Venice website in their Vshop — www.venicetheseries.com