5:26pm PT by THR staff
'All My Children' Revival Secures First Returning Cast Member
Following news that defunct soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live could soon resume production, one of the former ABC daytime dramas has locked down a key player.
Vincent Irizarry, who played Dr. David Hayward from 1997 until All My Children's end in 2011, announced his plans on Facebook.
"Happy to share that I just signed on with Prospect Park for the All My Children reboot," the actor wrote Friday. "Excited to bring dastardly Dr. David back to life, as he did for so many others, and to see my dear friends in Pine Valley once again. A great, big thank you to all the fans for your tenacity in keeping the hope alive. You’re awesome!!! Let’s all keep our fingers crossed together that it becomes a reality."
As far as becoming a reality goes, producers at Prospect Park (which secured the rights to both series in 2011) have reached deals with SAG-AFTRA, the DGA and the WGA to resume production on both series as soon as January.
If the stars continue to align and more cast members sign on to reprise their roles, All My Children and One Life to Live could be airing online next year -- as was originally planned in 2011.