"All My Children" and "One Life to Live" are back on track for online revival, according to Deadline.com.
The canceled soaps were supposed to move online via a deal with Prospect Park after their tenure on ABC ended, but those plans were scrapped due to difficulties in moving a TV production to the web. However, a spokesperson for SAG-AFTRA, the soaps actors' union, confirmed that they have reached an agreement with Prospect Park regarding the revivals. Deadline.com reports Prospect Park has signed a deal with DGA and production is set to begin in early 2013.
When reached for comment, a spokesperson for Prospect Park told The Huffington Post there was nothing to report regarding "All My Children" and "One Life to Live."
ABC canceled "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" in April 2011. In June 2011, Prospect Park announced plans to move the soaps online, but things came to a halt in November 2011.
"After five months of negotiations with various guilds, hundreds of presentations to potential financial and technology partners, and a hope that we could pioneer a new network for the future, it is with great disappointment that we are suspending our aspirations to revive 'One Life to Live' and 'All My Children' via online distribution," Rich Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz of Prospect Park said in a statement in 2011. "It is now becoming clear that mounting issues make our ability to meet our deadlines to get 'OLTL' on the air in a reasonable time period following its January 13, 2012 ABC finale impossible."
Deadline.com reports discussions with the cast of both shows are in early stages. One problem for "All My Children" could be Susan Lucci. The veteran actress who starred as Erica Kane spoke out publicity about wanting "All My Children" to continue, but has since joined the cast of Lifetime's "Devious Maids."