Blasts From Pine Valley's Past: 10 Characters to Bring Back For All My Children 2.0
Which All My Children cast members will sign on for Prospect Park's continuation of the series? That seems to be the question on the lips of most soap fans and TV journos these days. While a good portion of the One Life to Live cast has agreed to continue with that series, only Cameron Mathison and Lindsay Hartley have signed pacts to continue on as con artist-turned-father-of-the-year Ryan Lavery and Martin-marrying Latina medico Cara Castillo, respectively.
As we hold out hope that such popular AMC stars as Michael E. Knight (Tad), Cady McClain (Dixie) Alicia Minshew (Kendall), Thorsten Kaye (Zach), Darnell Williams (Jesse), Rebecca Budig (Greenlee), Bobbie Eakes (Krystal), Jill Larson (Opal), David Canary (Adam/Stuart), Vincent Irizarry (David), Walt Willey (Jack), Julia Barr (Brooke), Ricky Paull Goldin (Jake), Chrishell Stause (Amanda) and of course Susan Lucci (Erica Kane) will eventually sign on with the show, the clock she is a ticking!
With only three and a half months before the scheduled relaunch of All My Children, this show needs to book more than two stars, and fast. I think it would be smart for Prospect Park to reach back into AMC's storied, 41-year history on ABC to find other characters and/or stars to consider bringing back, as negotiations with the most recent Mouse House cast continues. Here are 10 (or so) past Pine Valley dwellers I'd love to see make a return visit!
10.) Hayley and Mateo's son Lorenzo Santos wants to spice up Pine Valley
With Jacob Young already back on the soap where he got his start, The Bold and the Beautiful, Prospect Park's version of All My Children will likely begin missing a Chandler (That is, unless they decide to recast!). Why not bring on Adam Chandler's (David Canary) grandson Lorenzo Santos, son of Hayley and Mateo (Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos), to fill the void?
Former General Hospital villain Ignacio Sericchio would be a nice addition to Pine Valley, as a now 20-something Enzo returns to reopen his parents' salsa club SOS to compete with ConFusion. Or perhaps he takes a position at Chandler Enterprises? Enzo's scheming aunt Skye (Robin Christopher) could also pop back up in town to do battle with him from time to time!