Soap fans are a devoted bunch and we’re certainly glad to have the four main daytime dramas on the air. Plenty of viewers tune in daily to watch The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and the Restless, Days of Our Lives and General Hospital. Some people just pick their favorites and others love all four! No matter which group you fall into, you might be hungry for even more drama.
If that sounds like you, a new soap opera series may be the perfect addition to your TV schedule. According to Deadline, OWN has plans for a juicy one in 2019. That’s Oprah Winfrey’s network and it happens to be known for soapy programming. The working title of their latest offering is Ambitions and someone who knows soaps quite well is behind it.
Fans of B&B, Y&R, Days and GH have probably heard of Jamey Giddens. He’s well-known for his soap reporting over at Daytime Confidential. Now Giddens is getting the chance to pen a soap opera of his own. He’ll be serving as a writer as well as a co-executive producer. Will Packer, who’s known for his work on films like Girls Trip and Ride Along, will executive produce the series.
Erik Logan, the president of OWN, believes this soap will thrive in Packer’s capable hands. “Will is a creative powerhouse who knows what audiences want,” said Logan. “He has an insightful approach to relationships and a keen eye for great storytelling that resonates with viewers across the board.” Logan added that he can’t wait for fans to see Ambitions, so it sounds like the buzz is building!
You might be wondering about the details of the drama itself. This “multigenerational family saga” focuses on a woman who relocates to a new city and decides to revitalize her marriage. Naturally, that decision leads to shockers and shakeups. This woman will end up facing off with major power players, so cutthroat strategies and lies will rock worlds.
The cast and crew will start production later this year, so you can look for Ambitions sometime in 2019. Don’t miss this exciting new soap opera! We’ll give you updates as other news comes in. Don’t forget to check CDL often for the latest soap spoilers, updates and news.