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Crystal Hunt, Donna Mills, Antonio Sabato Jr & Michael Swan Star In New Faith-Based Soap Opera, HILTON HEAD ISLAND!

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Some longtime soap opera notables are featured in a new 22 episode faith-based soap entitle, Hilton Head Island.

The series debuts this Friday, November 10th with the first eight installments, and is from the Christian entertainment company, PureFlix.com.

The soap opera is available by subscription, but the service offers a one-month free trial.  In story, Hilton Head Island, revolves around the lives of the fictional Trisk family, who own the a television network.

Hilton Head Island features: Antonio Sabato Jr. (ex-Jagger, General Hospital), Donna Mills (ex-Abby, Knots Landing), Michael Swan (ex-Duncan, As the World Turns), and Crystal Hunt (ex-Lizzie, GL). PureFlix.com specializes in “family-oriented” content and shows. The plan is for Hilton Head Island to be rolled out in two subsequent seven-episode blocks in the coming weeks.

Watch the first official trailer for the soap after the jump.  Then let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Mo
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Mo

Could be good, but I won’t be watching as I’m not paying for a subscription.

The filming looked like something I could have done. The finished product didn’t look professional, like you see on TV.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

They won’t even let you see plan pricing without creating an account. How “fairh” based is that? Lol. SMH.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Faith not fair based. Well I could say fair too in this instance. Lol.

Boes
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Boes

It’s all about the money.

chinrichsen
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chinrichsen

This is a great soap! Looking forward to many more episodes! Thumbs up button here!!!

Jimh
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Jimh

Im all for family oriented shows…this one has some good actors…but it seems like they are reading their lines as they go…and from the brief clip the acting is a little under preforming-maybe it improves but i will pass on this one…i seen a faith produced family friendly soap years ago called Another Life-it was an ok soap-that one i gave a B for a review!!!

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Jimh I loved Another Life. Especially Terri’s sister Nancy. And Susan Scanlon made her debut on that soap. And Ione I think her name was. The black matriarch. That was back in the days when you still had characters like One Life’s Sadie Gray. That woman made a soap funeral and event to be watched for her singing lol.

Max
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Max

I loved Lillian Heyman as Sadie on OLTL. What a treasure she was on that show. Such a real and honest character and portayal. She sure could sing, love hearing her voice on the Broadway cast album of “70 Girls 70”

Boes
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Boes

What family? The Mansons?

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

This is definitely not for me. Sorry, but it looks poorly produced and does not look even remotely interesting at all.

Harry
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Harry

IT looks DREADFUL!

Television’s cup runneth over as far as good quality entertainment is concerned so I don’t think there is much of a market for this drivel.
And Antonio Sabato Junior is a terrible actor.

Jimh
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Jimh

They cant make nothing for us as classy as Downtown Abby…The Brits are the best when it comes to good quality drama!!!

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Harry…oh, I agree. To me, that Antonio Sabato, Jr. dude has always been a terrible actor…PERIOD!!!!!

Have a good one, Harry.

downtownla
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downtownla

OMG. that looks so bad. I feel so sorry for Donna Mills. She is so much better than this!

Mollie
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Mollie

Not a fan of Sabatto, Jr. Poor actor. Donna Mill’s deserves better than this.

dave
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dave

Dear God In Heaven… someone….ANYONE…. reboot Knots Landing and save Donna from this dreck.

Brinard
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Brinard

Oh no

AJ
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AJ

Wow that looks HORRIBLE. I have friends who can produce a better quality product! Poor Donna Mills…

Charday
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Charday

Is this supposed to be a sly comedy? I’d watch it if it was on regular tv/cable.

Satan
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Satan

Being the Devil, I’m sure any comments I make about this soap would be considered “biased”…. but I fully expect it to be every bit as awful as the soap “Another Life” which aired on the Trinity Broadcasting Network back in the 80s.

Possibly worse, if Sabato is allowed to bring his depraved political agenda into it…..

su0000
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su0000

00ooh geez lol not for me ”’Christian entertainment company, PureFlix.com.” nope..
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Antonio Sabato Jr. lost me when he spoke out during the election/what a radical nut job.
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I would never pay to watch, especially not that one..

((( I, a Trekie, wouldn’t pay CBS to watch the new Star Trek Discovery, but!! I found it online for Free .. So, I’m good LOL ..

Boes
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Boes

First time ever, I agree with you

su0000
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su0000

hi Boes ..
wow! then we’re bonding and soon to be besties 🙂 LOL
I even agreed with me on that post lol ..

Pjc
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Pjc

I wouldn’t have thought that Donna Mills would need the dough to star in this crap. Green screen background for the skies and even looks like green screen for that bedroom scene.

It’s sad too because I’m not sure how a soap opera will work in a Christian based production.

Patrick
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Patrick

woah – I was so surprised to see MIchael Swan ! As the World Turns

Duncan and Shannon
Duncan and Jessica

Yowsah

Mark
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Mark

Hey, a soap is a soap is a soap. More power to them. We need more traditional soaps of all kinds.

Josephs
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Josephs

Agreed! Amen!

Boes
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Boes

Not this kind

Robert
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Robert

Antonio Sabato, Jr. and Michael Swan deserve on another for their extreme right-wing theories. I would never watch this because I know what these two guys stand for. Poor Donna. Who blackmailed her into doing this?

rebecca1
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rebecca1

A “faith-based” soap? Sex, betrayal, crime, divorce, scandal, blackmail…errrr…can they include ANY of these in a “faith-based” show? Like, the stuff soaps are made of?

Boes
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Boes

Rumor has it that Pat Robertson does a nude scene, full frontal, in the second episode, all for the eternal glory.

Lew S
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Lew S

HA!!!!!!!!!!!

jaybird369
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jaybird369

I see this as a Big. Epic. Fail.

Y-i-k-e-s.

clb
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clb

Donna Mills was better on GH. Can CBS bring back Knots Landing?

Lezlee
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Lezlee

Great to c Antonio back saw u on home and family I’d watch u read the phone book miss seeing u glad u r back in the public eye

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