Just how will this hurdle work itself out for General Hospital and the online revival of One Life to Live, with the fate of three of the most beloved characters of Llanview and now Port Charles in their hands? That is one of the key issues that both productions, and longtime fans of each soap opera, are waiting with baited breath to find out.
According to a report from TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan, Prospect Park wants the characters of Starr, John, and Todd back so they can write for them on their canvas for the online revival of One Life, which has caused some heavy drama over at ABC and General Hospital.
We have also heard in recent interview and reports, GH’s executive producer Frank Valentini, was hopeful that the trio of characters and the actors who play then could stay on GH, however acknowledging that the legal departments of both entities have to work this one out.
One of the big complications is that Roger Howarth (Todd), Michael Easton (John), and Kristen Alderson (Starr) are under contract to ABC, so theoretically Starr, John, and Todd could go away, but the people playing them would stay with the network. An ABC spokesperson told TV Guide: “There are ongoing collaborative conversations with Prospect Park. We have various strategies in place depending on the outcome of these talks.”
So how do you want to see things work out soapers? McBain, Todd, and Starr to the online One Life? Would you accept Roger Howarth, Michael Easton and Kristen Alderson in tweaked roles on GH? Or, do you think it will be resolved that the trio and their characters will stay put as they are on GH and ABC? Weigh-in on this hot topic!