SCOOP: Martha Byrne on Crisis and Her Lifelong Soap Fandom


This Sunday, March 16, the new drama Crisis premieres on NBC. It stars primetime heavy hitters Gillian Anderson and Dermot Mulroney, but a trailer featuring daytime A-lister Martha Byrne wearing a suicide vest has garnered over 900,00 hits on YouTube. The As The World Turns and General Hospital )alum previewed her character's (Marie Wirth) arc on Crisis, shared her thoughts on why the serialized show is not a soap, and revealed which daytime characters keep her tuning in to all four soaps.

“The show is about a bus filled with the children of the elite of Washington D.C.,” explains Byrne. "They’re on a field trip and the kidnapper is there on the bus and all the kids get taken off the bus. One-by-one, they ask the parents of the children to do these terrible things to get their children back to get information for the kidnappers.” 

As The World Turns’ Martha Byrne Goes to Great Lengths In Crisis (VIDEO)


How far would you go to save your child? NBC's Crisis is about to explore just such a topic.

The Peacock Network has released a clip of the midseason drama, which features As The World Turns and General Hospital veteran Martha Byrne. Crisis centers on the children of Washington D.C.'s power players, who are taken hostage during a school trip. Take a look at Byrne playing Marie Wirth, a mother pushed to brink, after the jump!
 

Martha Byrne Finds Herself in ‘Crisis’


Soap alum Martha Byrne has landed herself a primetime role. The As The World Turns star tweeted she has signed on to NBC’s upcoming  Dermot Mulroney and Gillian Anderson crime drama Crisis. Byrne tweeted:
 

 

 

 


Crisis centers on students at an elite Washington, D.C.—including the President's son—who become victims of a kidnapping. So far, no word on Byrne's role. Check out a little taste of what's to come on the freshman series after the jump!

NPR Visits Set of Web Soap Anacostia


It's always nice to see an independent soap get mainstream coverage and here's a fine example. PBS' All Things Considered visited the set of the Washington D.C. based Anacostia and featured the visit in a segment.

Anacostia famously featured As the World Turns icon Martha Byrne in the role of a bad ass madam. Listen to the All Things Considered's segment after the jump and rewatch the full season of Anacostia on You Tube

Martha Byrne’s ‘Gotham’ to Return With All-New Episodes for TV and Digital Media

 


Long before any big money suits realized soaps had the potential to take the web by storm, pioneers like Martha Byrne figured out diehard suds lovers would follow the format online; which is why we are absolutely thrilled to learn the As The World Turns and General Hospital alum's Emmy-nominated fashion drama Gotham is coming back with new original episodes for TV and digital media!

Ragged Isle, Pretty and Anacostia Suds Up Wins at 3rd Annual Indie Soap Awards


 

Ragged Isle and Pretty came out as top webisoaps, with both snagging three wins respectively at the 3rd Annual Indie Soap Awards, hosted by We Love Soaps last night. The awards featured performances by As The World Turns' Colleen Zenk and featured clips of some of  your favorite web series and more.

Ragged Isle won the Best Indie Soap Award (Drama), while Pretty claimed the Best Indie Soap Award (Comedy). Bitch-tastic series, Anacostia scooped up two awards for Best Writing (Drama) and Best Guest Appearance (Drama) for ATWT alum Martha Byrne's ball-busting turn as a madam on the serial. Check out the full list of winners after the jump! 

Will Martha Byrne’s Alexis Jordan Retain The Title of H.B.I.C. on Anacostia?

 


Alexis Jordan (Martha Byrne) has grown weary of dealing with inept, lower level madams on this week's installment of Anthony Anderson's Anacostia. The question is, will Lexie be able to get rid of Dominique (Pasha Diallo), before Dom and her henchmen can dig up enough dirt to oust the Beltway Madam?

Elsewhere in town, Sean (Anderson) is worried about having kissed an old flame, as he prepares to wed his back-from-the-dead lover. Tortured, ex-supermodel Nicole (Kena Hodges) is on the brink of falling off the wagon, while another Anacostian familiar with substance abuse drama, Salina (Chante Bowser), is dealing with a hellacious community service stint. Then there's the black Karen Fairgate of the D.C. area, aka Mia (Tamieka Chavis), who snaps on a nasty neighbor as she awaits the results of her biopsy. Check out the latest, sudsy episode of Anacostia after the jump!