Ex-Procter and Gamble Soap Queens Return in New Web Series


Former Proctor and Gamble soap divas Colleen Zenk (ex-Barbara, ATWT) and Crystal Chappell (ex-Olivia, GL; Danielle, B&B) are beginning new ventures in the web series world. Zenk stars as Agnes Snead in Thurston, a western featuring the frontier struggles of the American West. Created by Kathryn O'Sullivan, Thurston is currently in the midst of its second season

The Inn
 is the brainchild of Steve Silverman, (Pretty: The Series). The series follows Jane's (Chappell) arrival in a new town, where things might not be as they seem. Local diner owner Lola (soap legend Denise Alexander) advises Jane to speak with a man at The Inn, but fails to mention the dwelling's eerie vibe. The Inn premiered Feb. 4.

Chappell is a busy a woman on the web. She also produced and stars in The Grove, a pilot she's shopping for television. With the help of writer Paul Barber (21 Jump Street), The Grove centers on drama between two families, The Moynihans and The Kincaids.

The Grove boasts an all-star soap cast, including: Bob Woods (Bo, OLTL), Jessica Leccia (ex- Natalia, GL), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, Y&R), Mark Hapka (ex-Nathan, DAYS), Peter Reckell (ex-Bo, DAYS), Linsey Godfrey (Caroline, B&B), Judi Evans (Adrienne, DAYS), Bobbie Eakes (ex-Krystal, AMC), Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe, DAYS), Christian LeBlanc (Michael, Y&R), Beth Maitland (Traci, Y&R), and Jordan Clarke (ex-Billy, GL).

Check out ThurstonThe Inn and the pilot episode of The Grove after the jump!


Crystal Chappell and Jessica Leccia Find Love Again in The Grove

Crystal Chappell and Jessica Leccia followed up their time as lesbian lovers Olivia Spencer and Natalia Rivera on Guiding Light with a second act in Chappell’s web soap Venice. Now it appears the pair are ready for a third act. Chappell’s production company Open Book Productions has released the trailer for its new web series The Grove.

Starring Chappell and Leccia as Nico and Ivy, The Grove features a cast brimming with popular soap stars. Robert Woods, Jordan Clarke, Beth Maitland, Christian LeBlanc, Michelle Stafford, Nadia Bjorlin, Peter Reckell, Linsey Godfrey, Judi Evans and Bobbie Eakes are among The Grove’s stars. Visit TheGroveTheSeries.com for more information. Watch the trailer for The Grove after the jump!