Passions has been off the air for over a decade, but its fans are alive and well. After the spring announcement of a 20th-anniversary documentary, news broke at this year's Day of Days event that the film will debut on April 28, 2020.
SoapFest LA tweeted:
The documentary will feature many of your Passions faves. It is the brainchild of a bestselling author and lifetime soap fan: Angie Thomas, whose novels The Hate U Give and On the Come Up have both dominated the New York Times bestseller lists.
Back in the summer, Thomas told Soaps.com how writing Passions fanfic as a child inspired her own career.
She said of the fanfic:
When I told my mom about that, my mom somehow found the phone number to one of the Passions writers, Pete Rich. He would talk to me on the phone, and give me encouragement, not necessarily about soap writing but about writing in general. It was one of those things that stayed with me.