A long- running daytime soap opera may have extended its life to live.
“One Life to Live’s” former coordinating producer Jennifer Pepperman has now been named the new showrunner.
She worked on the show as a coordinating producer from 1998 to 2000, and was an associate director in 2010. Pepperman directed episodes of both “One Life to Live” and “As the World Turns.” She won an Emmy in 2007 for her work on the latter.
Pepperman also worked as a production coordinator on “Guiding Light.”
Production studio Prospect Park tried to bring back canceled soaps “One Life to Live” and “All My Children” online in 2011. Talks fell through, and Prospect Park then signed deals with the actors and directors guilds to begin production on both shows in 2013’s first quarter.
There is no firm production start date, but producers hope filming will begin in February in Stamford, Connecticut. The episodes would be 30 minutes in duration and have limited advertising (the show were 60 minutes in their last run on ABC). Producers would also likely use “financial core” writers (those who have given up full membership in the guild to work on the shows).
Prospect Park also hope to find a TV outlet for the shows, possibly on cable.