In a sort of clever way to utilize Susan Lucci’s soap experience, the actress and All My Children soap icon has signed on to host and narrate “Deadly Affairs,” a new prime-time series airing on Investigation Discovery Channel. The show will explore true stories of romance gone wrong and the crimes of passion that resulted, the network announced Thursday. Filming of the 10-episode season is expected to begin in March, with its premiere slated for this fall.
Lucci described to the Associated Press, the show being about deceptive love relationships, love triangles and betrayal that have deadly consequences, and they end in tragedy.
Susan went on to say, “Every day you hear these stories and you think, ‘Oh, my goodness!’ Then they disappear. You don’t know what happened next, and you don’t know why they happened. I’m hoping that, in exploring them, we’ll shed some light on human nature. As Erica, I got punished for my wrong deeds. I wound up in jail several times, even in a blood-stained ball gown. But with ‘Deadly Affairs,’ these are not characters on a soap opera. This is real life.”
Describing her new show as a “real-life soap,” she called her hosting role “a perfect match,” adding, “I couldn’t help but smile” after getting the series offer. When asked about the soaps and her run on AMC, Lucci revealed, “I miss Erica tremendously. That’s the same thing I hear from people I meet.”
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