John Stamos’ 1980s Series Based on His Soap-Opera Start Heads to Amazon

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are producing drama project with Stamos

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Amazon is developing a drama series from John Stamos, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron that is inspired by Stamos’ early days as an actor in the world of 1980s soap operas.

Adam Stein (“Damages”) is writing the project that focuses on an 18-year-old Orange County guy whose life changes when he lands a major soap role and is thrust into the hedonistic milieu of early-’80s Hollywood.

Zadan, Meron, Stamos and Mark Nicholson are executive producers on the Universal Television series that was set up last year.

Stamos, who appears on “Fuller House” and recently led the cast of Fox’s “Grandfathered,” is not currently set to star on the Amazon series.

He launched his acting career in 1982 when he landed the role of Blackie Parrish on the soap opera “General Hospital.”