Friday, September 16, 2016

'General Hospital' Alum John Stamos Producing Drama Set in 1980s Soap World

John Stamos
General Hospital alum John Stamos has partnered with Universal TV producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (The Wiz Live!) for an upcoming cable drama series chronicling the fame and excess of daytime soaps in the 1980s.

The untitled drama, now in early stages of development, will be inspired by the experiences of Stamos, whose acting career was launched in 1982 when, at the age of 18, he landed the role of Blackie Parrish on GH.

Described as “Boogie Nights in the soap world,” the drama will explore the colorful and often dark world of soaps as it follows the journey of a young man thrust into soap stardom, during a decade defined by Reaganomics, greed, excess, indulgence and materialism. As a newly minted teen idol, he will struggle to balance his family life, working at his fathers restaurant and maintain his humble upbringing while navigating the temptations of sex, drugs and fame.

Per a Deadline report, Stamos will executive produce alongside Zadan and Meron.

The idea sounds somewhat similar to the one being pitched by longtime GH star Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio Drake). Watch her Sundance pitch for Heyday below.

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