|In this photo handout from Prospect Park/The|
Online Network’s revival of the beloved serial
drama, ONE LIFE TO LIVE, newest cast member and
"High School Musical" star, Corbin Bleu is on the set of
OLTL on Monday, March 18. Bleu’s character, Jeffrey King
is a brilliant young reporter who moves to Llanview
to work for publisher, Victoria Lord (Erika Slezak) at
Llanview’s newspaper, The Banner. Credit: David Russell
In other news, despite a winter storm warning yesterday in New York, dozens of loyal ONE LIFE TO LIVE and ALL MY CHILDREN fans showed up to the show’s Stamford, CT studio to greet the OLTL cast, who were elated to return to production. Carrying balloons, roses and banners/signs, to welcome their favorite cast members and to show their support for the return of the series, they've come to love over the years. As a way to say thank you, a number of cast members braved the cold to greet them with coffee and donuts, including Erika Slezak (Victoria Lord), Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer), Melissa Archer (Natalie Buchanan Banks), Laura Harrier (Destiny Evans) and Robert Gorrie (Matthew Buchanan), and Corbin Bleu (Jeffrey King) who joined the cast last week. The fans were beyond surprised, thrilled and some even emotional, as their favorite cast members took the time to chat and take pictures with them during their short break from shooting. [EDITOR'S NOTE: Check out photos from the rally here.]
In addition, actor and musician Corbin Bleu, best known for this role as Chad Danforth in the popular Disney film franchise, “High School Musical,” and now the newest cast member of The Online Network’s ONE LIFE TO LIVE, was on set taping scenes with Erika Slezak (Victoria Lord) on the first day of production of the beloved serial drama. Last week it was announced that Bleu would join the cast as Jeffrey King, friend of Matthew Buchanan (Robert Gorrie) and Danielle Manning (Kelley Missal), a brilliant young reporter who moves to Llanview to work for publisher, Victoria Lord (Erica Slezak) at Llanview’s newspaper, The Banner.
Bleu said, "It's incredible to be a part of such an iconic series and to be embraced by such a talented cast. I am truly excited to tackle another form of acting and to play such a compelling and diverse character (Jeffrey King). I'm having a blast so far, and I'm absolutely thrilled to work alongside legendary, Erika Slezak (Victoria Lord)."
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In an announcement earlier this year, Prospect Park’s The Online Network revealed its plans to re-introduce the beloved franchises ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE, through a groundbreaking content deal that will bring premium first-run, broadcast-quality programming to a mass market audience via the Internet. Brand new 30-minute episodes of ONE LIFE TO LIVE and ALL MY CHILIDREN will be launched each weekday beginning April 29th and available in HD (when avalaible) to stream online via the free Hulu.com service and to subscribers of Hulu Plus making these venerable dramas available in a new format that suits the viewing habits of the digital generation. In addition, the iTunes Store will offer both series via iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV and Mac or PC.
Previously announced ONE LIFE TO LIVE cast members include: Melissa Archer (Natalie Buchanan Banks), Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer), Robert Gorrie (Matthew Buchanan), Laura Harrier (Destiny Evans), Roger Howarth (Todd Manning), Josh Kelly (Cutter Wentworth), Florencia Lozano (Tea Delgado), Kelley Missal (Danielle Manning), Erika Slezak (Victoria Lord), Hillary B. Smith (Nora Buchanan), Robin Strasser (Dorian Lord), Andrew Trischitta (Jack Manning), Jerry verDorn (Clint Buchanan), Tuc Watkins (David Vickers), Robert S. Woods (Bo Buchanan), Shenaz Treasury (Rama Patel). Recurring “One Life to Live” actors include: Nick Choksi (Vimal Patel) Sean Ringgold (Shaun Evans)
Additional casting details will be announced in the coming weeks.