December 18th, 2012
03:55 PM ET
In what could be a great plot twist, "One Life to Live" and "All My Children" might not be dead after all.
Prospect Park, the company that initially tried to save the two long-running soaps after ABC canceled them in 2011 but failed to bring a deal together, is reviving its efforts.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the media/production company behind FX's "Wilfred" and USA's "Royal Pains" has made a deal with SAG-AFTRA that could put the two soaps back in business online. The company is also said to be in talks with DGA and WGA.
Last November, Prospect Park explained that it had to hold off on attempts to put "OLTL" and "AMC" on the Web because of a variety of hurdles, including the "contractual demands of the guilds, coupled with the program's inherent economic challenges." The timing was right for their plan, Prospect Park felt, but the money wasn't there.
"We believe we exhausted all reasonable options apparent to us, but despite enormous personal, as well as financial, cost to ourselves, we failed to find a solution," the company said at the time.
If they find a solution this time around, THR reports that production could begin in January.
Prospect Park declined to comment to the magazine.
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