“I wish she’d tell me what she was thinking” are the first spoken words in the teaser trailer for the upcoming film “On Air” by Paos Revolution, a new production company formed by Jordi Vilasuso (“All My Children,” “Guidiing Light”) and acting coaches from “AMC” and “General Hospital.” The film will tell the fictionalized story of life after a popular soap opera gets canceled and how the stars of the program are forced to move on.
In the teaser, Vilasuso is joined by former “AMC” co-star Alicia Minshew, whose character says that she “gave ten years of [her] life to that show. I still can’t believe we got canceled.” While the line provides an unintentional punch to soap fans still reeling from the loss of the ABC drama series as Minshew portrayed Kendall Hart on the program for nearly ten years, it does show that life does go on. While we will no longer be seeing some of our favorite stars portraying some of our all-time favorite characters, the business of soaps will continue in one form or another.
A release date for “On Air” isn’t expected until at least late 2013 as filming is scheduled to begin in early 2013. In addition to Vilasuso and Minshew, some of the soap stars associated with Paos include Daniel Cosgrove (“All My Children,” “As The World Turns,” and “Guiding Light”), Stephanie Gatschet (“All My Children,” “Guiding Light”), Julie Marie Berman (“General Hospital”), Steve Burton (“General Hospital”) and Maurice Benard (“General Hospital”). A reality series called “Perfect Day,” which will profile various daytime soap stars along with one of their fans and an important charity the actor supports, is planned for release in early 2013.