Sudsvilletv.com, a new online network of all-original programming aimed at the soap opera audience, is set to launch in the fall. “These are broadcast quality shows that will star a mix of daytime, prime-time and film actors, written by daytime and prime-time Emmy winners and produced by an award-winning production team,” says Daytime Emmy winning scribe Meg Kelly, who is partnered with Joseph Craig and conklin-intracom.com, a global tech company, on the new venture.
"Conklin-Intracom approached us about a platform they were developing. We thought it was perfect for daytime fans,” explains Kelly. "There will be one major new soap opera, 40 total episodes created by Meg,” reveals Craig. "And there will also be 16 ancillary series, a combination of reality and game shows and improvised shows, that are aimed at the same audience, including a three-time weekly soap chat show, AM SUDSVILLE.” Expect to see many familiar soap favorites cast in the New York-based productions. “They’re not webisodes,” adds Craig. "Production quality is going to be like anything you would see on Netflix or Hulu.” The pair is excited for sudsvilletv.com to become a premiere destination for all soap viewers. "To the fans, we just say, ‘Come on home.’ This is for them to feel loved and to feel part of the community,” says Kelly.
Go to sudsvilletv.com this Wednesday; fans will be able to sign up for alerts about casting news, watch exclusive previews, enter contests to win set visits, participate in online chats, and get a chance to be a contestant on sudsvillestv game shows or to be an extra on the new soap series.