Sunday, March 12, 2017

Bend Over Daytime: 'Dropping the Soap' Now Streaming

Newly released web series Dropping the Soap goes behind-the-scenes of a daytime soap opera struggling to survive in the new era of television. When Olivia Vanderstein, the new Head of the Network played by Emmy Award-winning Glee star Jane Lynch, wants to shake things up on the long-running soap opera Colliding Lives, she tries every gimmick in the book. The result is a no-holds barred, every-hack-for-himself, fight for survival led by Julian Drake, the soap’s leading star of questionable talent and moral compass, played by Paul Witten.

Lynch's Olivia utters lines like, "You look so handsome, virile, exactly what a soap star needs to be."

“As the TV soap opera itself circles the drain, I love how our crew of self-centered and desperate actors charge ever forward to save their show from the chopping block,” Lynch said in a press release, when the concept of the show was first announced in 2013. “The writing is so sharp and witty as the off-screen shenanigans become almost more absurd than the storylines of Colliding Lives. Simply put, it is pure joy working with this group of hilarious and smart people.”

The show is executive produced by Witten, Lynch, Kate Mines Mandy Fabian and Ellie Kanner.

A number of familiar faces appear during the 10=episode first season including Nadia Bjorlin, Dot-Marie Jones, Dot-Marie Jones, Missi Pyle and Ben Baur.

Watch the trailer for Dropping the Soap below.

Dropping the Soap is now streaming on Amazon Prime, Dekkoo, Roku, iTunes and Google Play.

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