ABC News’ Bill Cunningham and Lauren Sher report:
Diehard soap fans will be able to get their daily dose of heartbreak, homicide, marriages, and medical mysteries from the town of Pine Valley when “All My Children” moves online. A number of cast members have signed on for the online version of the groundbreaking soap opera, “Good Morning America” special correspondent Cameron Mathison announced today.
“I have been given permission to announce that I and others from ‘All My Children’ have been approached by the company, Prospect Park, who bought ‘AMC’ with the intention to move it online,” Mathison said. “Just as soaps were very pivotal in the transition from radio to television, they’ll be right in the thick of things again in the transition from television to the internet.”
Mathison, who got his start on “AMC” and played Ryan Lavery for 14 years, said there are “a few more I’s to be dotted and T’s to be crossed, but it’s looking very good.”
After 41 years, the classic ABC soap opera is set to go off the air on Sept. 23. ”All My Children” was one of daytime TV’s top-rated soaps, and the first to address social issues like birth control and abortion. Low ratings and high costs resulted in its cancellation.
Mathison toured the iconic set today on “GMA.” Watch the clip below and check out Mathison’s screen test from 1997.