Stars Preview Upcoming Season of The Bay


Emmy-nominated web series The Bay returns January 5. Following the elite denizens of Bay City, The Bay tells the story of socialite Sara Garrett (Mary Beth Evans) and her son Peter (Kristos Andrews). The soap also explores the various sordid affairs and blackmail schemes the Garretts and their acquaintances get mixed up in. 

In anticipation of the premiere, the cast teased what’s ahead. 
 
While Tristan Rogers, who plays police commissioner Lex Martin, said he would like to eventually see a Lex/Sara pairing, it’s not in his character’s immediate future. 
 

Lex hasn’t changed much – he's involved with some family stuff, but he’s mostly concentrating on the police department and police matters. 

EXCLUSIVE: Terri Ivens on Planned YA Book Series and Reuniting With All My Children’s Alicia Minshew in Tainted Dreams

 


Simone Torres may be so dead not even Dr. David Hayward can bring her back to life on All My Children, but her former portrayer's career is alive and well. During Daytime Emmy weekend, I caught up with the striking Terri Ivens, who revealed exclusively to me she's signed on with Sonia Blangiardo's red-hot, soap-within-a-soap, Tainted Dreams.

Ivens dished reuniting with fellow AMC alum Alicia Minshew on the upcoming web series and also talked about her planned YA book series. As if starring in a web soap and becoming a budding novelista aren't enough to keep the fit star busy, she's also launching her own radio show, producing and starring in movies. I felt exhausted just listening to her talk about all her projects! Thank the Soap Gods, for Monster Energy drink — which she's currently being sponsored by!


Daytime Confidential: I hear you’ve been cast in a new soap opera project? That’s going to make a lot of All My Children fans excited!

Terri Ivens: I know! This is very exciting. They’ve [the fans] been asking me for quite a while if I would jump on the bandwagon and do a web series, and of course they were all crossing their fingers that Simone would be resurrected from the dead. [Laughs] But it’s better than that. I was invited to partake in the fun of Tainted Dreams.

 

Webisoap Weekend Round-Up: Watch The Latest From Empire, Darkside of The Bay, Fumbling Thru The Pieces, The Cavanaughs and Anacostia!



We've been slacking on our macking when it comes to promoting all of the great webisoaps out there. Heck, we've been too busy following all the behind-the-scenes cray-cray in daytime! This weekend, when you aren't enjoying some of Uncle Joe's barbecue, catch up on webisoaps Empire, Darkside of The Bay, Fumbling Thru The Pieces, The Cavanaughs and Anacostia below! 

Port Charles Alum Brian Gaskill Terrorizes The Young’ Uns in Darkside of The Bay

 


Bay City, California's younger generation is in a world of trouble, courtesy of several, notable daytime soap alums! In the premiere episode of The Bay's summer spinoff, Darkside of The Bay, Peter Garrett (Kristos Andrews), Liana Ramos (Jade Harlow) and Will Campbell (Derell Whitt) find themselves trapped on the wrong side of town.

That's multi-soap vet Brian Gaskill (All My Children, Models, Inc., Port Charles, Guiding Light, As The World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful as Chase Walker, the menacing dude Will runs into on the party boat. Hunky Rib Hillis (Port Charles, Passions, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition) appears as gay nurse Matthew Johnson and former All My Children scene stealer Terri Ivens guests as a whacked out streetwalker named Orchid. Watch the premiere episode of Darkside of The Bay after the jump!   

EXCLUSIVE: The Bay Creator Teases Darkside of The Bay Premiering This Thursday!


Things are about to get ugly in Bay City, California. When the younger generation of the Garrett and Ramos clans venture to the Darkside of The Bay, they find their little, young behinds in all kinds of trouble!

I recently caught up with The Bay franchise creator Gregori J. Martin who spilled the tea on
Darkside of the Bay, premiering this Thursday, Aug. 9 at 3:15 pm EST. Keep reading for a sneak peek at the turmoil Marly (Days of Our Lives alum Martha Madison), Manny ( ex-General Hospital star Ignacio Serrichio) and the rest of the gang will find themselves in.


Daytime Confidential: What can fans of The Bay expect from your late summer spinoff Darkside of The Bay?

Gregori J. Martin: Well, for one, the show gets a lot edgier, a lot darker than usual. Some of your favorite Bay City regulars end up on the wrong side of tracks and find themselves in some very risky situations, to say the least! On a production standpoint, we're taking a bite out of that classic ER feel by going handheld. I think it gives it a more gritty feel. Fits the scenarios.

DC: The Bay boasts quite a bit of longterm soap vets among its cast. However, Darkside of the Bay focuses on the younger set. Will we see this shift to a focus on Gen Y throughout The Bay franchise?

GJM: Yes and no. We will definitely spend a lot more time focusing on Gen Y in Season 3. A lot more so than we've done in the past, but it'ss not to say we'll be losing the content you've gotten from our soap vets in the past. Some of these soap vets are the heart and soul, the core of what I've created with The Bay and Bay City. They aren't going anywhere. You'll just be getting faster stories and more content. Darkside is the beginning of something new and exciting on The Bay! But your favorite soap stars are still a big part of what's to come in Season 3.