"All My Children" star Julia Barr is reprising the role of Brooke English for the soap's online revival and is revealing new details about the show's rebirth.
However, the big question -- who was shot at the end of the ABC finale that aired in September 2011 -- will have to wait. "I’m sorry, I'm not at liberty to discuss what happened, but it’s actually a great opening script that lets you know a certain amount of things that happened and who they happened to," Barr told TVLine.
Look for "All My Children" to pick up five years after the ABC finale. "It’s really good. It’s approximately five years in the future as far as [the show] wanting to age some of the kids. Of course, the adults did not age, and I’m so glad," she said.
Barr will be joined by many former co-stars, including David Canary, Cady McClain, Eden Riegel, Darnell Williams, Debbi Morgan, Jill Larson, Thorsten Kaye and Lindsay Hartley. There are some new faces too, including Jordan Lane Price as Celia.
"They’re all terrific and so sweet," Barr told TVLine. "It’s very nice to have a mix of vets and newbies -- great energy."
Barr said expect surprises. "I was even surprised yesterday to hear about somebody that I’ll be working with on Thursday," she said.
One veteran who's not signed yet: Susan Lucci. Erica Kane is not a part of the "All My Children" revival ... as far as we know.
“I so hope that I can return," Lucci said during a late February appearance on "The View." "I want with all my heart to return to 'All My Children.' I just don't know the answer yet. But what I do know is that all of us -- all of us -- are working so hard to make that happen."
"All My Children" will return in the spring 2013.