Gothamhas finally arrived.
At this stage of the game, web soaps are entering a new phase of existence that may give fans a true view of the potential of the genre on the internet. Starting in the late 90's with the groundbreaking web serial The Spot to Karen Harris' ambitious Life in General and its actual-soap-within-a-soap "Greenville General" to the hilarious Wed-Locked to the wildly addictive Anacostia the Web Series to a brand spanking new radio-style serial called Out of the Gate, soap fans have seen a steady rise in the number of serial choices before them even while broadcast network television soaps are widely acknowledged to be in decline. READ MORE
Gotham the Series made its Internet debut this evening. The 3:25 minute episode opened with Richard Manning (Michael Park) listening to his messages from characters he will encounter in future episodes. He was on his way to a party where he locked eyes on Catherine Prescott (Martha Byrne) while she was chatting it up with her BFF Tina Havens (Anne Sayre). The look they exchanged left no doubt there is some untended fire from their past relationship. Catch the premiere episode of the Web's latest soap opera after the jump. READ MORE
The wait is over. And the future is here this Monday at 8 p.m. ET. Gotham will finally air online in just three days. Creator, star, writer, and producer (Whew — take a breath here) Martha Byrne tells The Suds Report exclusively that several mystery soap actors will be lending their voices to the web series. “There are mystery voiceovers of future cast members in the beginning of the first episode,” reveals the Emmy winner. “The actors will not be listed in the credits so it will be a fun guessing game for the fans.” How much you want to bet one of the voices is welovesoaps.net’s Roger Newcomb whispering sweet nothings to Michael Park?! LOL! For your chance to win an autographed Gotham script, log on to The Suds Report’s Facebook page, and tell us what you thought of Byrne’s inaugural episode. If I can, I will be tweeting while I watch the first Gotham offering. As for how many episodes we can expect this season, Byrne simply says, “At this point, it’s all open-ended.”