Sunday, October 15, 2017

John Stamos 'General Hospital' Inspired Drama Lands at Amazon

Amazon has landed for development a drama series project from John Stamos and producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Hairspray Live), which chronicles the fame and excess of daytime soaps in the 1980s. Universal TV, where Zadan and Meron are under a deal for series and live events, is the studio.

The untitled drama, originally set up at Uni TV a year ago, is 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 the ABC daytime drama General Hospital.

Written by Adam Stein (Damages), the drama is described as "Boogie Nights in the soap world." It will explore the colorful and volatile world of daytime drama as it tracks the journey of an 18-year-old Orange County kid suddenly thrust into the limelight of Los Angeles in the early 80s, when he is anointed the next big thing on America's most popular soap.

Stamos executive produces alongside Stein, Zadan and Meron, while Zadan/Meron Prods.' Mark Nicholson will co-executive produce.

When the show was first announced, fans noticed the idea sounded similar to the one being pitched by longtime GH star Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio Drake). Watch her Sundance pitch for Heyday below.

Here are some short clips from the series.

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