All My Children and One Life to Live creator Agnes Nixon issued a statement earlier tonight on Prospect Park’s attempt to reboot the shows. Also: An update on the WGA negotiations and a new exec hire behind the scenes.
If this Prospect Park ordeal is teaching us anything, it’s that official press releases are a thing of the past when you have investigative soap bloggers, press and stars of the show breaking news left and right! The mother/creator of the two Prospect Park soaps, All My Children and One Life to Live has released a statement to all of her fans via her official website and Facebook account.
“We of the One Life to Live and All My Children families are thrilled to bring our beloved viewers new, ongoing stories from Llanview and Pine Valley. I’m overjoyed that so many actors you love have voiced their desire to bring their characters back to life,” said Nixon in her first public statements since Prospect Park rekindled their attempt to bring back the soaps.
She continued: “I’m especially grateful to Prospect Park for deploying the power of you, our fans, to enable this exciting transition to dramatic production for the Internet. It’s a historic moment, comparable to how life was changed when television took over from radio. We hope this wonderful opportunity will be embraced by all as our creative teams gear up to bring our beloved serials back to our daily lives.”
Meanwhile Jamey Giddens at Daytime Confidential reported last week that Prospect Park has reached out to the Writers Guild of America (WGA) in an attempt to broker a deal with the writer’s union. While no deal has been reached as of yet, this would certainly open the door for a broad array of talented writers to work on these series.
Giddens also reports that veteran producer Carole Shure in some capacity at All My Children, but not as a senior producer as previously announced. As with all the news that has been reported, Prospect Park has not issued an official comment.
Does hearing from Nixon help make this a little bit more real for you? Does finding out that Prospect Park is working to get writers who belong to the guild allow you to feel a bit more secure, especially when this means Nixon herself can be involved? Let us know your take in the comments below.
ARCHIVED: THE PROSPECT PARK TIMELINE – OLTL/AMC
- ABC Cancels ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live’
- Brian Frons Reveals AMC/OLTL Cancellation Was A Year In The Making
- Ron Carlivati Joining ‘GH’ Writing Team After ‘One Life’ Series Finale
- New Life for ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live’
- Prospect Park Negotiating With Unions; Meets With Stars from ‘AMC’
- Four ‘OLTL’ Stars Sign On With Prospect Park
- Susan Lucci Declines Prospect Park Offer, Will Not Continue with ‘All My Children’
- Prospect Park Announces Tentative Launch for TOLN
- More Stars Sign on to Continue With ‘One Life to Live’ Online
- Prospect Park Shelves ‘One Life to Live,’ ‘All My Children’ Online Projects
- ‘GH’ Shake-Up: Jill Farren Phelps OUT; ‘OLTL’s’ Frank Valentini Named New Executive Producer
- ‘One Life to Live’s’ Frank Valentini, Ron Carlivati To Take Over ‘General Hospital’ Effective January 2012
- Prospect Park Revives Plans for ‘One Life to Live’ and ‘All My Children’
- Susan Lucci In Talks with Prospect Park for ‘All My Children’ Reboot
- Prospect Park’s Plans for ‘All My Children,’ ‘One Life to Live’ Unveiled
- Vincent Irizarry Joins ‘All My Children’ Reboot; Prospect Park Names New ‘OLTL’ Executive Producer