Lest you think the number one soap opera is not going to a have a big splashy February Sweeps! Better think again after this new interview from the new head scribe and co-executive producer, Chuck Pratt Jr. of The Young and the Restless!
The Hollywood Reporter chatted with Pratt Jr., as his major dramas are set to explode and implode on the residents of Genoa City in the coming weeks, and it all looks to really kick into high-gear on the Valentine’s Day episode of Y&R next Friday, February 13th.
The story was accompanied by a high-stakes promo from CBS Daytime called, “Flirt with Disaster” that you can preview below! As for what Chuck has in store, here are a few excerpts from the interview with THR!
Pratt Jr. on what to expect in upcoming storylines: “Victor and Jack will go head-to-head, and a mysterious new person will come to town. A major storm is on the way, guaranteed to turn lives and loves upside down. Secrets will be revealed. And when a plane goes down, lives are rearranged.”
Pratt Jr. on how he plans to keep the audience tuning-in every day: “My motto in daytime has always been make every day a Friday, so that our audience has to watch each and every day. That means more twists, cliffhangers and that primetime feel of ‘What the heck are they going to do next?’ If you stay within character, and keep the stories coming from character, and throw everything but the kitchen sink at them, an audience will start to identify with them and relate to them both as friends, and as people they want to see succeed or find love or survive unthinkable tragedies.”
Watch the promo after the jump! Then tell us: What you think of the upcoming disaster storylines which have been a trademark of Chuck’s writing in the past? Who do you think the mystery person will be? Who will live … and who will die? Share your thoughts below!