John Stamos is turning his experience playing Blackie on GENERAL HOSPITAL into a new primetime television series!
The actor is partnering with producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron for a cable drama set in the world of daytime soaps during the height of their popularity in the ‘80s. Deadline is reporting that the series will follow a young man thrust into soap stardom inspired by Stamos’ real-life experience as a teen idol on GH in the ‘80s.
However, when this news was announced, soap fans immediately felt like they’d heard this pitch before. Jason Thompson (Billy, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS; ex-Patrick, GH) was upset to see that Stamos’ idea is uncomfortably similar to the recent pitch made by his former GH castmate and friend Kimberly McCullough (ex-Robin) based on her experience on GH in the ‘80s called HEY DAY.
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“Little too familiar if you ask me,” he tweeted. “I think we let Deadline know. [HEY DAY] has been years in the making and it’s basically a word for word pitch.”
McCullough was touched by the sentiments of Thompson and all the fans who rushed to her defense online.
@MyJasonThompson @wulffg @dawn9476 @Deadline awww you guys 😘— Kimberly McCullough (@whitewatercrew) September 16, 2016
@MyJasonThompson @wulffg @dawn9476 @Deadline awww you guys 😘
Stamos’ production is currently in the process of finding a writer, so both projects are still a ways off. We’ll keep you updated as the story develops!
For more on your favorite GH stars, past and present, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.
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