Now that the official decision was handed down by Prospect Park that One Life to Live will not be migrating online in January or at all through the media and entertainment company, what does that mean for the finale of the 43-year-old soap?
One Life’s head writer, Ron Carlivati and his writing team have certainly been put on a non-stop bad rollercoaster ride. First, ABC canceled the soap forcing them to map out and write stories to wrap up the show by this January. Then, comes the news that Prospect Park intends on bringing the show to its new Online Network. And so, they ask that the series to create a cliffhanger and not tie up certain loose-ends to bring viewers to its new platform.
Now according to Variety, OLTL may go back and revise the ending based on the finality of the situation! “Producers for OLTL, which is scheduled to end its run in January 2012, may be left with some creative rejiggering to do now that its second life online isn’t happening. Sources indicated that the series was to end on a cliffhanger in order to whet appetites for its continuation online; now those narrative strands will likely be wrapped up on ABC instead.”
On-Air On-Soaps certainly hopes they would have the opportunity to do so, either by re-editing some scenes, hoping perhaps they filmed some contingency endings just in case this fallout did happen, or quickly get back in to their ABC studios, next week, before the December 9th date given to the actors by ABC to clean out their dressing rooms (which may not even be feasible). This of course all depends if the One Life powers-that-be are unsatisfied with how they currently have wrapped-up the show, knowing One Life will not live on at this juncture.
Whatever the case, Prospect Park’s plans, that felt apart, have now left longtime viewers with an unsatisfactory ending for All My Children and many hope will not be the case for One Life to Live, due to the scrapped online venture. However, all reports, and what we can tell you, is that in the weeks to come One Life is going to deliver to you amazing stories right till the end.