While All My Children‘s online future is still be worked out, producers have signed on their first actor: Vincent Irizarry.
The veteran daytime actor, who has played Dr. David Hayward from 1997 until AMC‘s demise in 2011, will reprise his role on the series.
“Happy to share that I just signed on with Prospect Park for the All My Children reboot,” the Daytime Emmy winner wrote on his Facebook page Friday. “Excited to bring dastardly Dr. David back to life, as he did for so many others, and to see my dear friends in Pine Valley once again. A great, big, thank you to all the fans for your tenacity in keeping the hope alive. You’re awesome!!! Let’s all keep our fingers crossed together that it becomes a reality.”
He’s not alone. Soap Opera Online reports Irizarry’s co-star, Lindsay Hartley, will also return as doctor Cara Castillo.
Prospect Park grabbed the rights to All My Children and One Life to Live after ABC cancelled both soaps. The company has reached deals with the Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Directors Guild of America and Writers Guild of America, clearing the way for both show to go back into production as soon as January.
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