Photos of One Life to Live's new head writers Susie Bedsow Horgan and Thom Racina hard at work creating new storylines were posted today on Facebook. A yellow poster board with the following names of fictional Llanview denizens was seen in the background:
4.) Natalie and John
10.) (Scribbled Out)
16.) Jeffrey King
Out to the side under the heading "3 Stories" were the names Viki and Dorian. Many of the characters had their age ranges listed beside their names, while "Jeffrey King" had "Black and British". Considering only four of the actors who played the aforementioned roles on the ABC Daytime version of OLTL—Robin Strasser (Dorian), Erika Slezak (Viki), Jerry verDorn (Clint) and Bob Woods (Bo)—have reportedly signed on, Propsect Park is likely working overtime to convince the remaining stars to come on board.
While the characters of Todd and Starr Manning (played by current ABC Daytime contract players Roger Howarth and Kristen Alderson) weren't listed, sets for "Todd" are part of the outline. A casting call has already gone out for the roles of Matthew Buchanan and Destiny Evans, played respectively by Eddie Alderson and Shenell Edmonds on ABC Daytime's OLTL.
It will be interesting to see how many additional parts end up being recast. As I previously reported, Prospect Park has in fact already legally taken back possession of the characters of Todd, Starr and John—all currently airing on General Hospital. It's important to note, I said the "characters". As I clearly reported a few days ago, Howarth, Alderson and Michael Easton are all under contract with ABC Daytime.
The brass at ABC Daytime is hoping to secure a deal which will allow those characters to eventually return to GH. However, they will be leaving — at least temporarily. There is no word on whether the actors involved are willing to do the OLTL continuation.
To see the revealing pic—which also details sets to be used—keep reading! Thanks Appleridge, for the tip!
Photos from Susie Bedsow Horgan's Facebook page