Things are about to get ugly in Bay City, California. When the younger generation of the Garrett and Ramos clans venture to the Darkside of The Bay, they find their little, young behinds in all kinds of trouble!
I recently caught up with The Bay franchise creator Gregori J. Martin who spilled the tea on Darkside of the Bay, premiering this Thursday, Aug. 9 at 3:15 pm EST. Keep reading for a sneak peek at the turmoil Marly (Days of Our Lives alum Martha Madison), Manny ( ex-General Hospital star Ignacio Serrichio) and the rest of the gang will find themselves in.
Daytime Confidential: What can fans of The Bay expect from your late summer spinoff Darkside of The Bay?
Gregori J. Martin: Well, for one, the show gets a lot edgier, a lot darker than usual. Some of your favorite Bay City regulars end up on the wrong side of tracks and find themselves in some very risky situations, to say the least! On a production standpoint, we're taking a bite out of that classic ER feel by going handheld. I think it gives it a more gritty feel. Fits the scenarios.
DC: The Bay boasts quite a bit of longterm soap vets among its cast. However, Darkside of the Bay focuses on the younger set. Will we see this shift to a focus on Gen Y throughout The Bay franchise?
GJM: Yes and no. We will definitely spend a lot more time focusing on Gen Y in Season 3. A lot more so than we've done in the past, but it'ss not to say we'll be losing the content you've gotten from our soap vets in the past. Some of these soap vets are the heart and soul, the core of what I've created with The Bay and Bay City. They aren't going anywhere. You'll just be getting faster stories and more content. Darkside is the beginning of something new and exciting on The Bay! But your favorite soap stars are still a big part of what's to come in Season 3.
Webisoap News: Empire is Back, Miss Behave Wraps, The Bay Gets New Executive Producer and Anacostia Sizzles!By Jamey Giddens on July 30, 2012
The webisoap world is exploding with news! Since I've been a bit busy of late—what with all of the breaking news in daytime—I decided to do a quick post detailing the latest from the world of independent soap operas.
Miss Behave stages a royal send off
Susan Bernhardt's glitzy, teen sudser Miss Behave recently wrapped its run, with the introduction of Santa Barbara and As The World Turns alum Terri Garber as the villainous Queen aka mother of heroine Tori (Days of Our Lives' grad Jillian Clare). In addition to Garber and Clare, the final three episodes of Miss Behave feature past and present soapers: Eric Martsolf and Patrika Darbo.
The sudser's three-part finale was helmed by veteran General Hospital director Scott McKinsey (son of the late, great Beverlee McKinsey). Don't get too weepy about the end of Miss Behave. Several of the characters are being spun off for Bernhardt's upcoming webisioap Reign! Watch the three-part Miss Behave finale below.
The Young and the Restless’ Judith Chapman and The Bold and the Beautiful’s Kim Matula (pictured above) were among the soap stars who descended on the Official Daytime Emmy Awards Gifting Suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 22. See more photos from the 2012 Daytime Emmy Awards Gifting Suite after the jump!
Daytime Emmy-nominated webisoap The Bay wrapped its most impressive season to date, with heroine Sara Garrett (Mary Beth Evans) in mortal danger! Ahead of the season finale's potentially lethal final scenes for Sara, her daughter Marly (Martha Madison) was feeling guilty that her muy caliente affair with Manny Ramos (Ignacio Serrichio)—the brother of her mom's mortal enemy Janice (Lilly Melgar)—had cost Marly her family. More of this couple next season, please!
Meanwhile, Mayor Jack Madison (Nicolas Coster) was as desperate to find Sara, as Peter (Kristos Andrews) was to find his big brother, but why? I suspect Father's Day may come early in Bay City...
Elsewhere in the beach community, Mac Johnson (Lane Davies) was interrogating cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs—and Brian Nelson's (Dylan Bruce) junk—Igor Chambers (Camden Toy); while Capt. Elliot Sanders (Charles Shaughnessy) prepared to face a blast from the past. Watch the sudsy season finale of The Bay after the jump! READ MORE
General Hospital’s Laura Wright, Sean Blakemore, Haley Pullos and Jen Lilley (pictured above) were among the soap stars and industry members who celebrated the 2012 Daytime Emmy nominees at the Daytime Emmy Nominee Reception on June 14 by the Daytime Emmy Nominee Reception presented by the Television Academy (or Academy of Television Arts & Sciences).
Held at the SLS Hotel, the reception helped kick off the festivities leading up to daytime’s biggest night on June 23. See more photos after the jump!