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!
The NYC-set sudser has signed a deal with SimplyME Distribution, a media firm which has had success stripping content for Dish Network, NBC, Time Warner, NBC, ABC and independent TV stations nationally. Created by Byrne and Alexandra Verner Roalsvig, Gotham is the saga of Nicole Miller exec Catherine Prescott (Byrne), who reconnects with her childhood sweetheart, financier Richard Manning (ATWT's Michael Park). Byrne's former onscreen mother Lisa Brown (ATWT, Guiding Light) writes the serial alongside one of the lateDoug Marland's favorite muses.
"Lisa and I are thrilled to be working with simplyMe to create new episodes of Gotham," said Byrne in a released statement. "We believe in the value of good story telling and simplyMe is giving us the opportunity to share our new journey with our fans.”
SimplyME's boss also seems pumped to be in business with the ladies of Gotham. Said CEO Krystol Cameron:
"It brings us great pleasure to provide Gotham distribution over our cable and digital TV channels nationally. Gotham, once enjoyed by consumers on the web, will now go mainstream on and offline with new original episodes. It is a thrill for me and my staff to work with producer David Wenzel and seasoned veterans Martha Byrne and Lisa Brown.”
Congrats to Byrne and Co.!