After a series of twists that would rival any soap opera plot line, "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" are officially returning — and the woman who started them is on board to help craft their revivals.
Jeff Kwatinetz and Richard H. Frank, founders of the production company Prospect Park, told TheWrap on Monday that the company is bringing "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" to its The OnLine Network, with the soaps' creator, Agnes Nixon, having an "active involvement" with the revivals via a consulting agreement with Prospect Park.
Prospect Park has also hired "One Life to Live" director Jennifer Pepperman to executive-produce the "One Life to Live" revival and "All My Children" producer Ginger Smith to executive-produce "All My Children." Foz McDermott, former coordinating producer of "Heroes," will serve as head of production for "One Life to Live."
Production on the series will begin in February.
The announcement comes after Prospect Park signed guild agreements with SAG-AFTRA and the Directors Guild of America to revive the series.
The road to revival for the beloved soap operas has been a long one; Prospect Park had hoped to bring the series online in 2011, after they were canceled by ABC, but that plan was scuttled in November 2011 after financing for the revivals fell through.