Casting Bloodbath for UK Soap, Hollyoaks Darren Lomas March 9, 2010 10 Comments Paul Marquess, the new producer of the UK soap Hollyoaks, is playing hardball. In addition to five previously announced departures, 11 additional cast members have been axed, taking the total up to 16. The casting bloodbath is being done in an attempt to revitalize the struggling sudser. Can you imagine the online anarchy that would take place if this happened with a U.S. soap? Check out the full story at Digital Spy.