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EXCLUSIVE: Crystal Chappell Signs On to Play Lead in New Web Series, "The Team"!

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Photo Credit: Lesley Bohm

Fantastic and exclusive news today, Crystal Chappell fans!  The Daytime Emmy winner and creator and star of the hit web soap, Venice is tackling a brand new role on the web! Chappell has just signed on to play the lead in The Team!  The Team is a brand new dramatic web series written by Emily Hummel of Cedar Box Productions, and being filmed entirely on location in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Crystal will play the lead in the series, Payton Kelly!  Payton is a former police detective who is now working with an unlikely team of high operative agents who lend their various skills to solve crimes and provide protection for the friends and families of those who protect the U.S.

Casting is continuing for the other major roles in the series, and several daytime favorites are being seriously considered.   We hear The Team plans to launch in the fall with seven to ten webisodes for season one.  We will have more on The Team in the weeks and months ahead.

So what do you think of Crystal’s new role?  Let us know!

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anothercc
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anothercc

Sooo Happy for CC !!! She will be awesome in this lead role as Payton Kelly … Can’t wait to watch !!!

NISSMA
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NISSMA

congratulation sweet haert I’am so happy for crystal chappell she is the most talent’s actrice in the world

Karen
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Karen

I luv the idea of Crystal being a cop. Can totally understand her taking on the role it take’s away the pressure of being all things that she has to be for Venice & the soon to be The Grove. Look forward to seeing it.

Pat
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Pat

that is great news!!!! Ms.Chappeell, is such a gifted actresss. I will be watching!!!

sunshinesharon
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sunshinesharon

I am very happy. I just tweeted CC the other day asking her if she is missing not acting as much. This multi-talented lady & outstanding human being deserves all the goodness in the world. She makes other actors bring their “A” game in scenes with her, a master class. I am sure CC will find time to create & shoot more of her own webseries. Love her. Hugs

petra garcia
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petra garcia

Woohoo I cant wait to see Crystal Chappell on the new web series. Congratulations.

petra garcia
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petra garcia

If there is a love interest for Payton Kelly/ Crystal Chappell Peter Reckell would be my choice.

Sue
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Sue

It sounds great! Break a leg Crystal!

Annihilator
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Annihilator

Sorry but I have ZERO interest in a web series of this kind. I can still watch (and enjoy) Law and Order: SVU, Criminal Minds, NCIS, NCIS LA, CSI, Bones, etc on prime time television. I have no interest or desire to see a web series in the same genre or format. This web series sounds very dull! The only way I watch any web series is if they have unique stories, and premises that I can’t watch already on daytime/primetime television. Count me out for this nonsense that will join the gazillion other boring web series out there.

24
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24

Woohooo!!! Way to go CC! ..so happy for you and can’t wait to watch it!..xo

Lisa
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Lisa

Looking forward to a new web series with Crystal Chappell — miss seeing her on TV but this is the next best thing!

Lynn
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Lynn

Congrats to CC! Sounds like a very different role for her and I can’t wait to see the brilliance she brings to it. Looking forward to seeing the show.

sushe12
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sushe12

Great news CC congrats. I’ll be watching can’t wait. Bring it Payton Kelly !

tricia
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tricia

Congrats Crystal! I hope it will be an awesome experience!

Anne-Marie
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Anne-Marie

Awesome news….

karlayvette
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karlayvette

I think it is a great opportunity and Crystal Chappell is a perfect fit and talent to branch out in leader role… can’t wait to see her bite some craw fish heads off in Louisiana!!

VICKIPEI
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VICKIPEI

Congratulations Crystal,… Payton Kelly… Wow great!! can’t wait to Watch !!

Junebuggnc
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Junebuggnc

Woohoo! More opportunities for us to enjoy Crystal’s awesome talents!!!!!!

Tess
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Tess

This is fantastic news! As someone who has followed Crystal’s career for over 20 years, beginning with her first run on Days in the 90’s, I can say that she is one of the most talented and versatile actresses around. Yay for the creators of The Team bein smart enough to snatch her up for the lead role 🙂 Looking very forward to having another vehicle to see CC’s abilities in the forefront. Huge congrats 🙂 Tess

lenafreed
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lenafreed

I will be watching and hoping for the success of this new Web Series.

mayaayana
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mayaayana

This is awesome news, I’m really excited to see more of Crystal, with all the talent that woman has, she deserves as much screentime as humanly possible 🙂

wanda moore
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wanda moore

Exciting news, Crystal’s a born lead actress and we fans can never get enough of watching this talented woman.Can’t wait …. Payton !!

Kenda Thomas
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Kenda Thomas

Crystal Chappell is one of the most talented actors in the business. Have watched her now for 3-4 years on daytime and her talent for acting is in another league. I think you all have made a wise move! I will be watching.

EILEEN
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EILEEN

wow thats great news ! Good luck CC your the greatest ! looking forward to watching this new show. I can definatly see CC playing a cop

LadyTLove
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LadyTLove

I’m very excited for Crystal Chappell & us fans! She’s an amazingly talented actress! She is missed on TV, so I’m glad we get to see her More via the web. Love… the ideal of her playing a cop! Can’t wait for The Team to debut! Woohoo! Weee…

Wednesday Turner
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Wednesday Turner

I would watch anything with Crystal Chappell in it. Awesome actress and beautiful . You go girl!

PJ
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PJ

Yay! Can’t wait to see Crystal in this new role. Congrats, CC!

CK_One
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CK_One

Two words: HELL YEAH! I can’t wait to see CC kick butt in this show. I hope her character has an accent too.

Carol
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Carol

Congratulations Crystal ! I can’t wait to watch !!

Perla
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Perla

Awesome, the other i was thinking how would it be seeing CC play as a cop. So happy for her new role she’s a great actress.

Nicki
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Nicki

Yay! Crystal will be awesome as a cop. She is badass! She is such a great actress that I hope they give her good talent to work with. Can’t wait!

Dani Austin
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Dani Austin

Wow, can’t wait to see it. Congrats to Crystal and the executive producers.

TammyQ
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TammyQ

Love all things CC. Will definitely be watching!

Sheryl
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Sheryl

Congratulations Crystal can’t wait to see you,lot’s of luck .

soapbaby
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soapbaby

Glad to hear about people working but CC is a VASTLY overrated actress.

Stacey
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Stacey

WOW! Exciting news to say the least! Congrats CC! Wonder if Payton will run into any of those True Blood vamps in Shreveport? Or Sookie? Hmm! Hehe!

happykt
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happykt

I’m so EXCITED that Crystal is going to be in a new webseries and is playing a police officer. Whatever Crystal plays in, I’ll run to it and support it!

Cafe2222
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Cafe2222

So excited about this – I can’t wait to watch! Sounds like and amazing role for CC!

Jeannette Doswell
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Jeannette Doswell

Well, it’s about D–N time a series took an interest in the talented Crystal Chappell!! She’s a wonderful actress and will be an incredible asset to the show. I’m certain she will continue to entertain and inspire the viewing audience with her realistic portrayals of the human experience.

Katie
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Katie

Sounds interesting. I’ll watch and hopefully it’ll be well written enough to keep my interest. I do love CC so I’m happy she’s working on other projects and not just Venice (which I do watch and love) I hope that this doesn’t delay another season of that show.

Mina
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Mina

Wow, I would definitely watch Olivia Spencer in action once again. I really miss Guiding Light and loved her in the role. Hope all goes well for her and this new venture.

ceasarette
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ceasarette

So happy for Crystal! She deserves this and she will totally rock this! I can not wait to see on this new series. Congratulations, Crystal!

Mette
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Mette

Wonderful news…….. Congratulation to you Crystal, you will rock this new series

susan
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susan

i love anything crystal chappell does. looking forward to seeing her do this.

keith garrett
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keith garrett

Love me some CC. After GL went off the air, Venice was a total blessing for me. I look forward to it every year and am sad when it is over for the year. CC U Rock!!!

Andrei
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Andrei

Woo Hoo!!!! I’m so excited for “The Team”!!! Congratulations to those cast (and those to be cast), it’s going to be a raving success! Emily, the producer is amazing as well.

Lori Breslow
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Lori Breslow

The Team needs some financial help, or it won’t happen. Tristan Rogers and David A. Gregory are also a part of this production. Please check out their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/theteamwebtv

Jennifer Beaty
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Jennifer Beaty

I had a love hate relayionship with CC with her role on gl. I really hated to c gl leave but I am glad tp c her come back!!!

Manelli1234
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Manelli1234

Woot! So excited! I miss Crystal Chappell on dayitme. finally someone is using this extraordinary talent!

Otalia69
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Otalia69

WOW, here we go again…you can handle a gun, and just when you thought you may get a minute or two to breathe without thinking, guess again…
show ’em what it’s really all about babe, keep your ‘Emmy winning bad self’ out front where we can see you. speaking of, have a blast at the Daytime Emmys…W*I*N*, W*I*N, W*I*N…lovin’ you! ☮♡☺xo▽♀♀✩ツ♫

lindee
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lindee

Great news for Crystal and all her fans.

Blecher
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Blecher

It’s absolutely a brilliant role for Crystal Chappell. I’m super excited for this!! Way to go and congrats, Crystal!

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