Various reports surfaced throughout the day from different online or print outlets that have revealed that for now Prospect Park is putting its plans to move All My Children online in January on hold and going to concentrate on One Life to Live. But is it for good?
Soaps In Depth is reporting that, “Prospect Park has decided that they only need one soap opera for their new Internet channel, The Online Network. And since TOLN had gotten further along in the process with their plans for OLTL, word is that they are not moving forward with the AMC reboot. ”
Variety had a slightly different take on the news: “Prospect Park’s planned 2012 online revival of All My Children following its September exit from ABC is expected to be delayed by at least a few months. Sources familiar with Prospect Park, which had announced July 7 that it would bring both “Children” and One Life to Live back to life early next year as Internet series, believe they are leaning toward staggering the reboot of the two soaps, with “One Life” returning ahead of its counterpart.
Soap Opera Digest in the latest issue on newstands now stated, “Prospect Park had indeed put its plans for the Internet incarnation of AMC on hold.” One source told them, “Basically, its postponed until they can get a deal in place with Susan Lucci. They don’t want to launch the show without her.“ Digest had also heard that a possible deal with PP and another high-profile actor has fallen apart at the 11th hour over salary demands. However, all is not lost , SOD says Prospect Park is still looking for a producer and head writer for AMC.”
So soapers, as we have stated before, One Life to Live has its creative team firmly in place and a list of actors confirmed to start while AMC for the last few months has been problematic due to failure to get commitments from major stars of the series, the inability to lock down a fluid creative team, and a cast that has gone through the ringer over the past few years who may feel uneasy about the new venture. So let us know your thoughts on what should be done with AMC at this point?