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LADIES OF THE LAKE Soap Star Cast Revealed!

A who’s who of soap opera has joined the Ken Corday (EP, DAYS) novel come-to-life online series Ladies of the Lake. Executive producer Michael Caruso and co-executive producer and series star, Kyle Lowder, announced today the cast that will appear in the project.

Ladies of the Lake, tells the story of four wealthy wives living in the exclusive gated community of Avalon.  When their abusive husbands begin to turn up dead, Detective Shawn Daniels (Lowder) launches an investigation, only to discover the many secrets hidden beneath the glossy veneers of Avalon. The script was penned by Caruso, adapted from a novel written by Ken Corday and is being produced through Michael & Barbara Caruso Productions.

Portraying the four mysterious ladies are:  Emmy nominee Martha Madison, in the role of Vivian Montgomery, an intellectual business woman who gave up her career to support her husband, Emmy winner Lilly Melgar as Angelica Louis, the quintessential Hollywood Wife with a tragic past, Marie Wilson as Morgan Firestone, a former pageant queen who became the face of her husband’s shipping empire and Jessica Morris who portrays Crystal Amhurst, a barren trophy wife who will do anything to keep her husbands attention.

The talented female leads will be joined by a distinguished group of thesps playing their ill-fated husbands including: Emmy winners Wally Kurth, in the role of Hudson Montgomery, a tech giant with a wandering eye and Ian Buchanan as Alphonse Louis, a B List movie star who will stop at nothing to land the next part.  Golden Globe nominee Gordon Thomson will be seen as Sheraton Firestone, a shipping magnate whose ruthlessness is unwavering cements when protecting his business empire, and John-Paul Lavoisier will be portraying Jonathan Amhurst, the trust fund millionaire with an inexhaustible sexual appetite.

Three-time Emmy nominee Arianne Zucker is set to star as Clara, an investigative journalist hell bent on revenge with hidden ties to Hudson Montgomery, while Jillian Clare is playing Cassidy Montgomery, the Queen Bee of the Ladies of the Lake children. Also joining the illustrious cast is Emmy nominee Patrika Darbo as Dorothy Nolan, a woman with a sordid past hiding behind the resident golf pro and soap veteran John Callahan as Tommy Nolan, her Avalon Golf Pro husband whose get rich quick schemes are finally catching up to him.

The series to be directed by Emmy-winner Sonia Blangiardo will begin filming next month, and it is set to bow in late summer. . For updates, visit and follow @LOTLSERIES1 on Twitter.

So, what do you think about the cast of Ladies of the Lake? Excited to see some of your favorites in new roles? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

Leave a comment | 32 Comments


  1. Mark

    April 5, 2016 at 10:30 am

    This is going to be a hit and YES!!!!

    • Mark

      April 5, 2016 at 10:31 am

      A barren trophy wife and B list actor and oh this is beyond excellent! Thank you can not wait!!

    • mollie

      April 5, 2016 at 7:33 pm

      I agree that this has great potential. Looking forward to it. Good cast 🙂

  2. elm1951

    April 5, 2016 at 10:35 am

    i am very anxious to see this online web series……………..

  3. Linda

    April 5, 2016 at 11:35 am

    will this be on hulu?

  4. Mo

    April 5, 2016 at 11:35 am

    WOW! Lots of Days actors. Good cast. Good luck.

  5. su0000

    April 5, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    I only know of Wally Kurth, and Ian Buchanan..
    It will be 4 (?) episodes online..
    I will hold out and watch all the episodes at once, make it movie night..

    • rebecca1

      April 7, 2016 at 8:19 am

      su…I thought you watched OLTL? John Paul was Rex. Now he’s on Days I believe…

  6. Steve

    April 5, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    A very white cast. This would have been a great opportunity to bring in diversity.

    • Helen

      April 5, 2016 at 3:00 pm

      I was so amused by some of the characters they described and the sighting of Edmond from AMC- whom I have not seen in years- you are right and hope maybe they read these and make some corrections- although nobody says that about Empire-

    • Helen

      April 5, 2016 at 10:49 pm

      These comments are monitored. Yet everyday you are on here as the authority on soaps- and make offensive comments about gays and want your all-white characters and are utterly offensive and if this is to inspire a conversation it is not one I will be a part of ever again.

      • Mark

        April 6, 2016 at 1:56 pm

        I got your back, Helen. I saw the post and now it gone but many more and no more fun on here time to go cause I dont play the hater game and you cant even ask a damn question on here without getting your head ripped off or told you are stupid

    • Steve

      April 6, 2016 at 8:13 am

      Well DYLAN, if soaps (in any medium) don’t expand their viewer base they will soon become a thing of the past. The only way to bring in new viewers in mass is to actually have characters that mirror the viewing population. That means black, Asian, Hispanic, white, gay, trans, etc., etc. I rarely read the comments, so I have no idea if what Helen says about you is true. If it is, you really ought to get used to the idea that this is the 21st century. It’ll be here for a awhile.

  7. Jim Preston

    April 5, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Well it could be interesting and who knows how much longer Days of Our Lives can survive (sorry but right now it’s pretty awful – that’s just my opinion) as an On-air
    broadcast production.
    So it would be nice to have a “back-up” show to get a soap fix.

    • blake

      April 5, 2016 at 5:12 pm

      Yeah at the rate Days is going this is a good idea for people to get their Days fix.

    • mollie

      April 5, 2016 at 7:32 pm

      Still, I’ll take Days on a bad day than no Days at all. I still miss As the World Turns and the rich characters and families. I also miss AMC and OLTL. So sad they are gone and will just enjoy Days any day.

      • Tim Welles

        April 6, 2016 at 7:24 pm

        I understand Mollie many of us still miss both All My Children and One Life to Live. Some of the storylines lately on Days of our Lives have been awful (John’s kidnapping, the Lo Mein character, etc.) but lately it has shown improvement (has Ben returned or is it just in Abby’s imagination) so I hope it continues on it’s upward swing with the new writing team.

  8. brian

    April 5, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Very interesting. I am wondering thou, should just always assume that any new project like this is an online show and won’t be on TV broadcast?

  9. scott

    April 5, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    so let me get this straight? Ken Corday is working on this project and not trying to fix all that is wrong with Days….his parent’s must be really proud of their legacy…, unbelievable…it’s like they want Days to fail… sad for Salem and it’s 51st year…..

    • Lou Piikes

      April 5, 2016 at 9:38 pm

      Ken Corday is thinking outside the soap box.Maybe as a backup plan just in case Days doesn’t get renewed for another year.

    • Dylan

      April 5, 2016 at 10:30 pm

      Scott, his parents are dead. So, they are neither proud or non proud. They are dead. Love him or hate him, I think Ken tries his best to keep DAYS alive. I truly hope the switch to a less forward schedule will make a LOT of difference!!

  10. Mar

    April 5, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    What a pairing. Ken Corday and Michael Caruso. So looking forward to it. Great lineup of actors. Interesting story. IMO this will blow us all away. Best of luck to all involved.

  11. lou piikes

    April 5, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    I can’t wait to see Ladies of the Lake. I hope all the ladies around devious and vicious.

  12. Robin

    April 5, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Well this is awesome! Ian and JP and Wally all a great group of actors.

    • Robin

      April 5, 2016 at 6:25 pm

      I was wondering what John Callahan has been up to lately. I am glad he is in the show.

      • Mo

        April 6, 2016 at 5:08 am

        I would say they are using an old photo of John.

        And John-Paul has cut his hair.

        I don’t like the photo they have of Arianne. She looks mad.

  13. Marie

    April 5, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Sounds Awesome!

  14. Dylan

    April 5, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    DYNASTY when she was learning to walk???

  15. Mo

    April 6, 2016 at 5:09 am

    Kinda reminds me of Desperate Housewives. Not that that’s bad.

  16. Timmm

    April 6, 2016 at 5:42 am

    I like all the participants and will give it a whirl. I’ve tried other online soaps and it just didnt click BUT you never know. Wally, Wally, Wally, why not!

    • Glynda Tibbit

      April 6, 2016 at 7:55 am

      Sounds like this show will be a hit! Can’t wait to see it. There’s a whole lot of talent lined up. Keep me updated. Thanks!

  17. carly

    April 25, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    I cant wait for this Days is great so this should be too!More love for Corday fans!!

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