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REVENGE Reboot in the Works at ABC

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More primetime soaps it seems are the order of the day following the success of CW’s Dynasty and OWN’s Ambitions.  Now comes word from ABC that they are ordering up a sequel to the popular Revenge series that starred Emily VanCamp, Madeline Stowe, Gabriel Mann, Justin Hartley, Nick Wechsler and more.

But this reboot will feature a Latinx immigrant at its story epicenter. According to Deadline: original Revenge series’ creator/executive producer Mike Kelley is on-board as well as writer-producer Joe Fazzio, Temple Hill and ABC Studios.

This take on Revenge chronicles the story of a young iLatinx immigrants, who is guided by one of the original series’ favorite characters, and when she arrives in Malibu to exact revenge on a Sackler-esque pharmaceutical dynasty, whose insatiable greed lead to the murder of her biochemist mother, the destruction of her family, and a global epidemic, things take a lot of dangerous twists and turns.

The big question is, which main character from the original Revenge which premiered in 2011 and ran for four seasons, would be the character to tie the story together? No one has yet been identified or signed on to the series.

So, what do you think of more Revenge, with new characters, and someone from the original soap? Which character would you like to appear in this sequel? Comment below.

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Wouldn’t necessarily call the Dynasty reboot a success. Extreme low ratings. Only reason it stays on air is foreign distribution.

Shay
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That newfangled Dynasty sounds like an absolute aberration! I wondered how it managed to stay on the air….and you have answered that question, Steve! Thank you for that!

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This sounds like a totally different show altogether with “a familiar character” thrown in just so they can call it a REBOOT. If ABC was really interested in a prime time soap they would have given GRAND HOTEL another season to gain its footing.

You can put lipstick on a pig but it’s still a pig.

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When will ABC start working on a re-boot of ONE LIFE TO LIVE ?

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Gabriel Mann would be so perfect. He was totally unforgettable in the original.

Shay
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Gabriel Mann IS perfect, as was his quirky, adorably fashionable cyber genius Nolan Ross! I love the idea of him getting his own show and reprising his unforgettable “Revenge” character, but the description of the proposed plot leaves me cold. It sounds like the same old PC nonsense that American networks love to forcefeed its viewers, which to me spells epic fail before this show even debuts. I would much rather ABC just lets Nolan be Nolan and help many different people on a weekly episodic basis instead of focusing on this one story which sounds like a real turn-off… Read more »

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it’ll be the Gabriel Mann character – wasn’t he supposed to star in a sequel series set to launch just after “revenge” ended? I seem to remember that Emily sends him off with a lot of cash to help people like her… In any event, if they can avoid some of the pitfalls that plagued the original’s third and fourth season, this should be really great.

Shay
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Shay

Never having to see Emily’s smug face in this new series would be an excellent start! I loved Nolan and Victoria, and there were other great characters through the many seasons of “Revenge,” but “Ems” always killed the pleasure of that show for me…I simply could not stand her!!!!

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This could work with a different story each season.

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Krista Allen is The Bold and the Beautiful’s New Taylor Hayes

In a shocking casting move, former Days of our Lives star, Krista Allen (Ex-Billie Reed from 1996-1999) has replaced long time B&B favorite, Hunter Tylo in the role of Dr. Taylor Hayes.

According to EW.com, Allen will take over the role of beginning on December 10th. Tylo, had previously played the role of Taylor for over three decades on the CBS daytime drama series.

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The report also notes that The Bold and the Beautiful did reach out to Hunter about reprising her signature role but was unsuccessful.

For fans of the show, Taylor has been absent for many key story points since 2019 including: her son Thomas’ brain surgery and the recent marriage of her daughter, Steffy’s marriage to Finn, plus the birth of her grandson and more.

In a tweet following the casting news being announced, Allen shared on her Twitter account: “This is gonna be a fun one! Very excited to step into this iconic role and be back on Daytime after 25 years! … Omg T-W-E-N-T-Y F-I-V-E years?”

Krista will start taping at B&B’s CBS Television City soundstage this Thursday, October 28th, and will share her first scenes with Thorsten Kaye (Ridge). Will there be trouble ahead in his marriage of Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Ridge with NuTaylor back in the picture?

Allen was recently seen on the TV series 9-1-1, and numerous primetime and film appearances.

So, what do you think of Krista Allen becoming the recast Dr. Taylor Hayes? Comment below.

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DAYS Emily O’Brien Previews Her Directorial Debut and Short Film ‘Too Close’

She’s an actress, a voice-over talent, writer, and now she can add director to her impressive resumeDays of our Lives star Emily O’Brien (Gwen) has shared over the last 24 hours a preview clip of her short film, Too Close.

Emily stated via her Instagram account: “Here’s a peek at the trailer for my short film entitled Too Close– I am so fortunate to have made this with my beloved team alongside me. My vision couldn’t have been brought to life without any of you, I am truly touched by your tenacity & genuine love for creativity!”  O’Brien shared the hashtags: #directorialdebut #filmmaking #periodpiece #cinema #womeninfilm
#writeyourownstory #vintagefilm

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You can check out the teaser for the film below which centers on the story of a young man and woman in the 1950’s examining what it means when two people in a relationship are considered to be too close.

Let us know if you are intrigued by the preview, and would like to see Emily’s short film via the comment section below.

 

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Jensen Ackles Shares Heartfelt Message on Death of ‘Rust’ DP Halyna Hutchins: “This Has Been a Tragedy of Epic Proportions”

Former Days of our Lives and Supernatural star, Jensen Ackles (Ex-Eric and Ex-Dean)  took to his Instagram over the weekend to pay tribute to cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins who was tragically killed in New Mexico, on the set of the film Rust in which Ackles co-starred with Alec Baldwin and Frances Fisher. Baldwin is also one of the producers of the film.

Last Thursday, in the initial investigation reports surfaced that Baldwin discharged a “prop gun” leading to the death of Hutchins and injuring director, Joel Souza.  Since that time it has been reported that Baldwin was told by the assistant director, David Halls, that the weapon was a “cold gun” meaning not loaded with live rounds following its preparation by the film set’s armorer, Hannah Gutierrez.  But in his affidavit statement, Halls says he was unaware that the prop gun contained live rounds when it was given to Baldwin for his scene.

The scene Baldwin was rehearsing was inside a church building at the Bonanza Creek Ranch. In new affidavit’s, it was noted that Baldwin was ‘cross drawing’ the weapon and pointing the gun towards the camera lens.

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A grief-stricken Ackles shared:  “I’m not even sure where to start.  This has been a tragedy of epic proportions that we are all still processing. Earlier last week I felt compelled to tell Halyna just how awesome I thought she was. I told her how incredible I thought her camera shots were and just how exciting it was to watch her and her team work. Truly. She laughed and said thank you and gave me a hug. I’ll forever be thankful we had that moment.  She had a spunk and passion that infected the entire crew from the top down. She was an inspiration. My heart and prayers go out to Halyna’s husband, son and the rest of her family. There just aren’t enough words to express what an immense loss this is. She will be incredibly missed by all of us who knew and admired her.”

Since Hutchins’ death, a video also surfaced of Ackles discussing his concerns for gun safety on the set of Rust at a Supernatural convention in Colorado prior to the tragedy.

Jensen told the crowd: “I’ve got a 6 a.m. call tomorrow to have a big shoot-out. They had me pick my gun. They were like, ‘Alright, what gun would you like?’ and I was like, ‘I don’t know?’ and the armorer was like, ‘Do you have gun experience?’ I was like, ‘A little.’ And she’s like, ‘OK, well, this is how you load it, this is how we check it and make sure it’s safe. “So she’s like, ‘OK, I’m gonna put some blanks in there and I want you to just go and fire off a couple rounds towards the hill.’ And I was like, ‘OK.’ So I put the belt on, I put the gun there, and I walked out and she’s like, ‘Just make sure that you know, you pull the hammer all the way back and you aim at your target.’ And I was like, ‘OK, I got it.’  The footage was originally on You Tube, but now has been taken down.

The investigation remains and open and active on what occurred on the set of Rust, according to the Santa Fe New Mexico Sheriff’s office.

So, what do you think about Jensen’s tribute in the wake of the Rust tragedy? Comment below.

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