Circle March 5th on your soap viewing calendars! That is the premiere date of the new soap opera set against a political backdrop, Beacon Hill from Crystal Chappell and her Open Book Productions shingle and Bella Books and Bella Productions, Linda and Jessica Hill!
For the shows inaugural season, the series can be viewed via subscription model similar to that of Crystal Chappell’s Venice the Series. There will be 12 episodes in season one available for $9.99!
Linda and Jessica Hill made the decision, for their first foray into web series and the soap genre, to go with the subscription model. According to the official Beacon Hill press release: “The choices were to offer sponsorships and run advertising or to go with the subscription route. Linda and Jessica decided to go with an advertising-free subscription plan for at least the first year. Their hope is to establish the show and attract sponsorship going forward. “We’re in this for the long haul and want to continue to produce Beacon Hill and other quality shows,” the women said. The series will premiere online at BeaconHillTheSeries.com.
The series focuses on the two female leads Sara Preston (Alicia Minshew) and Katherine Wesley (Sarah Brown) and Beacon Hill’s stellar cast and crew includes notable actors from various daytime dramas under the direction of Albert Alarr of Days of Our Lives and is executive produced by Crystal Chappell, and Ricky Paull Goldin (Guiding Light, All My Children, B&B and Another World soap fame) along with supervising producer Hillary Bailey Smith of One Life to Live!
So, what do you think of the decision of making the episodes available for a fee of $9.99 for fans who want to view the new series? Are you on board with it to see some of the best actors in the genre in a brand new web series? Let us know!