It's official. Susie Bedsow Horgan and Thom Racina have been named head writers for Prospect Park's upcoming online version of One Life to Live. Horgan reportedly signed her deal on Wednesday, with Racina giving his John Hancock the next day.
While I am not familiar with Horgan's work (Here's an excellent bio from our friends at We Love Soaps), Racina is one of my favorite all-time soap scribes. Not only did his larger-than-life stories help take General Hospital to the top of the ratings in the 80's, but he also fashioned (along with Leah Laiman and Sheri Anderson) the 80's supercouple era of Days of Our Lives.
I hope Prospect Park and ABC Daytime manage to keep General Hospital, One Life to Live and All My Children in the same universe. Racina and GH's current head writer Ron Carlivati have similar sensibilities. The mind boggles at the type of kick-ass crossover stories they could accomplish!
Photo credit for Susie Bedsow Horgan: MakingPeaceWithPotatoChips.com
Photo credit for Thom Racina: ThomRacina.com