Two long-running soap operas that were recently canceled by their network appear to have a surprise plot twist in their future, reports the New York Post.
"All My Children" and "One Life to Live," scheduled to end their decades-long runs on ABC in September, will reportedly live on in a new form. Disney’s ABC has sold the online rights to the two soaps as part of a deal with Prospect Park, a TV, film and music company, the story says.
The dramas are expected to pick up where they left off, moving to a TV-focused online network after their ABC run ends, the story notes.
Prospect Park is finalizing a round of funding to create the online venture, which would be similar to Hulu. Financial terms were not revealed. The soaps will be the first of a number of brand-name TV shows that will be added to the site.
According to a source, the cast, crew and talent for the two shows are expected to remain intact, as are the story lines.
Disney didn’t respond to a request for comment, while Prospect Park didn’t return calls, the piece adds.