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2013 Turning Into a ‘Banner’ Year for Llanview!

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As continues casting for the upcoming online rendition of “” under the promise of blending “new themes, fresh stars and youthful energy,” the soap is making some alterations to a previously released casting call for a “charming” new character.

As we previously reported, “One Life to Live” released an audition script for the contract role of “Mick Wilder,” which featured characters “Sam” and “Craig” chatting away while sitting in a hospital waiting room seeking word on their friend “Carrie,” who had apparently overdosed on pills.

Last week the show revised and re-released that audition script with significant differences. The character of “Sam” is present again, however, this time he is meeting with a woman named “Gloria” in her office.  Impressed with the young man’s investigative skills, “Gloria” asks “Sam” where his work ethic comes from after reading a newspaper article he had written. He explains to her that his desire to to uncover the truth is a result of being inquisitive as a child as a result of his trying to figure out why his deadbeat father left he and his mother behind. Even though his mother has since moved on with someone else, he does want her to be happy and has even suggested she try a support group for divorcees. “Sam” later thanks “Mrs. G” (aka: “Gloria”) for supporting him and promises to stick with the story.

Like the Matthew/Destiny audition script released last month, this one includes at least one curse word in it.

Note: While this is a summarized breakdown of roles currently being cast, this does not in any way mean that a finalized script for the characters will utilize such details nor can any character traits described be expected to appear in the final on air/online version of the series.

Could this be the same “Sam” that was mentioned in the previous script as having a British accent and presumably a ‘codename’ for the “Black and British” “Jeffrey King” character, listed on an apparent character listing of the now removed photo on “OLTL” Head Writer ‘s Facebook page? Remember that the description for the character of “Mick” stated that “he’s the perfect investigative reporter, full of curiosity, questions, and enough energy for twelve men.”

Could “Gloria” really be Viki Buchanan (Erika Sleak)? If so, it means that someone actually remembered that she is the publisher of The Banner, Llanview’s only newspaper as Viki’s brother Todd Manning () moved rival paper The Sun to Port Charles.

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  • theresa367

    Will there b a link to get to Prospect Park? How do I “tune in”???

  • sarah

    will it be anything like the old OLTL?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chrystal-Rosser/1251420606 Chrystal Rosser

    It sounds like a big old mess to me and nothing like the real shows, I was soo excited but after hearing all this stuff, not so much anymore :(

  • Sally

    I very much doubt this new OLTL will even resemble the old one. It seems to focus on new and young characters. I think the older established characters will simply be used to prop up these kids. I really think this whole PP thing will be a big bust.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1431970718 Katie Hall Hoffman

    20 year OLTL watcher here, and this whole new storyline sounds like a huge debacle…………Stick with what the fans want, which is the old stories that were snatched away from us a year ago!!!!

  • C

    How is “Viki” working at the Banner not like the old OLTL? In fact, considering the deemphasis on the newspaper in the last decade, I would think that would have gotten a positive response.

  • Janice Kincaid

    I cannot believe that Prospect Park is going to take McBain and the Mannings from GH. What a way to jerk Soap fans around! I have watched AML and OLTL most of mu adilt life but I WILL NOT watch them again if these three characters are moved. I just started watching GH but I will quit it also. There are a lot of viewing choices.

  • jon swanger

    Bring back oltl, with crappy new actors and themes to make it bomb, then say we brought it back but it failed. Sounds like the plan to me to shut up the fans.

  • http://www.facebook.com/renee.b.loyd Renee Bartlett Loyd

    I agree! Can not Prospect Park hear the fans? We don’t want new we want old…old characters, the old story lines picking up where they left off. We want to see Vicki and Clint get married, Destiny and Matthew struggle to finish school and raise baby Drew, Victor released and go back to Tea. Tea to have a baby (not what GH wrote)…shall I go on! On AMC we want to see David H become a father, we want to see who the other person was he brought back from the dead that we never go to see, we want to see Tad and Dixie raise their girls. We want Kendall and Zach and their boys. Erica and Walt and Bobbie. Bring back Palmer’s cousin. We don’t want a young generation of high school knock offs playing a bunch of scenes. Yes in the beginning there was Chuck, Phil and Erica, but that was only 3 not a crazy ton and the show didn’t revolve solely around them. Yes later they added Brooke and much later their was Tad, Angie, Liza, Laney, Jenny, Greg and Jessie. But the families were established. The kids were gradually aged. The story line was there to follow. We haven’t had one for over a year. Listen to the fans Prospect Park… they will make or break you

  • oltlprincess

    We want to see Vicki and Clint get married, Destiny and Matthew struggle to finish school and raise baby Drew, Victor released and go back to Tea. Tea to have a baby (not what GH wrote) – really this could last mayb 2 weeks then what would we watch watching happy couples be happy is boring. These story lines seem exciting and fresh and as long as agnes and the actors are happy with the scripts why dont the rest of you give it a chance. wanting to see happiness and being unwilling to embrace or go along with new characters and the writers actually listening to fans that say they want that is part of the reason they got taken off the air

  • Jillwagon

    Sounds to me like OLTL is going to be a “hot mess”!!! I can”t wait to see how they’re going to deal with the storylines that were created for Todd, John and Starr on GH. John and Natalie are broken up and there’s a restraining order in place that prevents John from seeing Liam. Starr’s little family was killled off and she ‘s moved on with Michael and her new life in Port charles. Todd is in legal trouble (again) on GH after switching Sam’s live baby with Tea’s dead one. I hope OLTL isn’t just going to recast all these character’s and ignore everything that’s happened to them in the last year. Also, if Prospect Park’s version of OLTL is going to focus on the younger set, why do they need any of these character’s back? It’s becoming pretty clear that neither AMC nor OLTL are going to be like they were before so I think a lot of people are going to be disappointed by what’s coming. I won’t be watching either show again because I’m a GH fan again and it’s smokin hot right now!!!!

  • Jillwagon

    Sounds to me like OLTL is going to be a “hot mess”!!! I can”t wait to see how they’re going to deal with the storylines that were created for Todd, John and Starr on GH. John and Natalie are broken up and there’s a restraining order in place that prevents John from seeing Liam. Starr’s little family was killled off and she ‘s moved on with Michael and her new life in Port charles. Todd is in legal trouble (again) on GH after switching Sam’s live baby with Tea’s dead one. I hope OLTL isn’t just going to recast all these character’s and ignore everything that’s happened to them in the last year. Also, if Prospect Park’s version of OLTL is going to focus on the younger set, why do they need any of these character’s back? It’s becoming pretty clear that neither AMC nor OLTL are going to be like they were before so I think a lot of people are going to be disappointed by what’s coming. I won’t be watching either show again because I’m a GH fan again and it’s smokin hot right now!!!!

  • Skeptical fan

    Why does any think that just because Todd started a Sun in Port Charles tha tha old Sun was moved. There are a lot of publishing con glomerates out there that have multiple newspapers with the same name. Just the town is different. The Port Charles Sun and the Llanview Sun could quite easily exist together. My guess is that Briggs is running the Sun in Llanview, or maybe Jessica. That could be interesting.